Advisor to Government of J&K and Chairman Sabarmati Riverfront development corporation  takes a detailed review of Smart City projects

Srinagar, May 5 :Advisor to Government of J&K on Smart Cities and Chairman Sabarmati Riverfront development corporation  takes a detailed review of Smart City projects.
Directs officials to expedite the work in progress  mode and ensure the completion of projects within the   framed time line .
Says Srinagar is not only a city but an international destination , It  is  itself an outward looking, mesmerizing  city with such a tranquil and serene  environment.
A meeting under the chairmanship of  Advisor to Government of J&K on  Smart Cities  and Chairman Sabarmati Riverfront development Corporation Keshav Verma IAS ( RETD)was today held here at central office SMC  Karan Nagar ,to review  and discuss various projects  taken up under Smart City mission for the upgradation and improvement  of  Srinagar City
During the course of meeting, Commisioner SMC/ CEO Smart City Ltd, Athar Amir khan,IAS  briefed  about various  projects including Srinagar River Front Development, Water transport, Ghat improvement  Upgradation of Batamaloo CBD( Central Buissness District) including  traditional souq market and  craft exhibition centre is proposed.
Verma was further informed  about the overall  upgradation of Shehri Khaas including streetscape  building facades, rationalisation/undergrounding of overhead electric cables
A detailed review of upgradation of CBD including lal Chowk area was taken.  This includes upgradation/improvement of MA Road, Residency Road , Lal chowk precincts , food Street, Flea market , Ghanta Ghar and the public space around which are proposed for complete overhaul. It was informed that under grounding of  electrical utilities on Residency road and Compact substations  walkways has been planned.
The Dal improvement projects in which water front development around Dal lake including construction of  pedestrian walkways and cycling infrastructure was informed by the  Commissioner SMC/ CEO Smart City Ltd. The important projects in this regard are the Shalimar canal , Nishat precincts, Nishat Sathu walkway, Nishat Habak walkway and cycle track, Dalgate Nishat Footpath.
The Commissioner also informed about various IT Projects like ICCC, ITMS, SDNET, IT based car parking solutions which are in the pipeline.
While taking stock of various projects and its execution mode, Verma enquired from  officials  about the time line within which the various projects would be executed and completed.
He was informed that the projects have been  allotted and mobilisation has started.
Verma   passed directions to   expedite the work on these projects and ensure to complete them in a time bound manner.
While stressing on significance and beauty  of Srinagar city  ,He said that Srinagar City is itself outward  looking and mesmerizing  City   with such an amazing beauty climate and we should make it more livable with  sustainable infrastructure and overall  environment by keeping it  neat and clean as it is just not the city but an international destination too.
While  emphasizing on River front projects, Verma said  that besides the works in progress under various  SSCL projects  for its execution,  It is very important to have a cleaner and healthier city for which there is a continuous mechanism  of planting flowers, trees and a regular grass cutting so that the citizens and visitors too enjoy walking and breathing clean and fresh air.
The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer Smart City Ltd , General Manager planning P&UD,  Director Floriculture, S.E Hyd Srinagar, S.E PWD Srinagar,  DFO Urban,officials from Smart City Ltd ,TASU , Exens, Architects and other officials of SMC and SSCL.

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