RITES Group To Prepare Plan For Metro Services In JK

Srinagar – While interacting with various youth delegations of city at the party headquarters of National Conference, the party spokesman Tanvir Sadiq Sunday said the RITES Group has been engaged to prepare a comprehensive mobility plan for the introduction of metro services in the twin capitals.

“To ensure we provide employment to the locals, to meet the growing population and considering the fact that people want better services Omar Sahib has proposed the introduction of starting the metro services in the cities of Jammu and Srinagar ”, said Sadiq.

He also said that government will approach the Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) for a detailed project report that will include the feasibility and financial requirements. Sadiq said that the revival of Srinagar including Sher-e-Khas as a commitment of the NC government.

“When the NC led government took the reins of power in 2009, the drainage system of the city was defunct due to which most the city remained waterlogged during rainy season. In the last three and a half years well connected drainage system has been constructed to overcome this problem including majority of the roads in the city have been macadamized” Tanvir told the gathering. He said that the Party legislators have done a commendable job by developing their constituencies to the satisfaction of the electorate.

“Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah is taking every step for upgrading the basic facilities of summer capital of the state” adding “Traffic Light, Flyovers, Bridges, newly proposed Tahzeeb Mehal, cleaning and revival of Dal and Nigeen Lake, Museums, Cultural centers, Amusement parks, TRC, River transport in Jehlum, Stadiums, are some of many works in this direction”, said Sadiq.

 While reminding the gathering about the step motherly treatment by the PDP to the summer capital the spokesman said that even though PDP had almost shifted the secretariat from Srinagar, opposed the Urban Reforms Bill which resulted in GOI stopping funds meant for developing Srinagar under JNNURM, the NC led coalition did not let the people suffer “The Chief Minister Omar Abdullah ensured development and early completion of various works which are under progress” said Tanvir.

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