Srinagar, Jammu to be taken up as Smart Cities: Dy CM
STATE TIMES NEWS
SRINAGAR:Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh on Wednesday said that the twin cities of Jammu, Srinagar will soon be undertaken in the smart city program covered which would be replete with all the facilities of modern housing and urban development needs.
The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing a huge gathering at Khan Kachi Mir Bahri Rainawari, here in Old city Srinagar.
Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development Asiea Naqash was also present on the occasion.
Dr Singh said the Union Minister for Housing & Urban developing has also stated that the twin capital cities would soon be taken up as smart cities. He said that it was due to the constant and persistent efforts of the state government that the centre has agreed for taking up these in the smart city project.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that the government has already undertaken a holistic programme for development of the historic cities of Jammu and Srinagar and necessary instructions have already been passed to the executing agencies to ensure their speedy completion
“Ever since the government came into existence special thrust has been for fast pacing the developmental initiatives undertaken in various sectors like housing and Urban Development, Tourism, PDD, in the cities so that the people living there get all the requisite and basic amenities of modern housing”, Dr. Singh maintained and called for the participatory involvement of the people in various civic initiatives.
Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development, Asiea Naqash, while speaking on the occasion highlighted the initiatives undertaken by the government for ensuring holistic and sustained development of the Srinagar city said that it had been the vision of former Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed to see Srinagar city coming up as one of the most modern and developed cities of the country.
Asiea also announced an ambulance for the dispensary and also a hospital for the upcoming colony at Rakhi Aarath.