Fulfilling Jammu and Srinagar Smart City Dreams

Fulfilling Jammu and Srinagar Smart City DreamsĀ 

To have Jammu and Srinagar as mega smart cities is a dream of everyone living here .
The Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta recently chaired a meeting to review the progress of the Smart City Mission in Jammu and Kashmir.Administrative Secretary Housing &UD, Divisional Commissioners of Kashmir and Jammu divisions and Chief Executive Officers of Jammu Smart City Limited and Srinagar Smart City Limited participated in the meeting.CEO, SSCL informed that out of 137 projects to be executed under the project, 42 projects have been completed while 35 projects are ongoing. Out of the remaining projects, 23 projects have been tendered out while in respect of 47 projects, detailed project reports are being prepared.The Chief Secretary expressed concern at the delay in the execution of the projects saying that even after 4 years of commencement, many projects are far from completion.Dr Mehta asked the department to develop the entire ensemble of the surroundings along with the heritage sites in the downtown Srinagar to create real aesthetic impact for the visitors.He advised the department to fix timelines for each of the ongoing as well the project that are yet to be taken up and work earnestly to achieve those timelines.One hopes that these plans are executed soon and we have in coming times both Srinagar and Jammu as smart cities .Jammu and Srinagar are among the most important cities of the country and to make them smart City will go a long way in making the country progressive.