SDA Opens Habitat Centre at Bemina

SRINAGAR: Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand inaugurated Srinagar Development Authority’s prestigious Habitat Centre at Bemina today in presence of Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Nasir Aslam Wani and MLA Batmaloo, Irfan Ahmad Shah.

Commissioner/Secretary Housing and Urban Development, Jeet Lal Gupta, Vice Chairman, Srinagar Development Authority, Khawaja Farooq Renzushah, Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Dr. G.N. Qasba, Vice Chairman, LAWDA, Irfan Yaseen, Joint Director Information, Kashmir, Bashir Ahmad Khan and other officers were present on the occasion.

Addressing an impressive function, the Dy. Chief Minister appreciated the Srinagar Development Authority for playing a vital role in revitalizing the development activities in Srinagar city and also for completion of this prestigious Habitat Centre project. He said that four storeyed complex has been constructed at a cost of Rs. 10.80 crore involving eight kanals of land, which has accommodated various offices of Housing and Urban Development Department including Directorate of Urban Local Bodies, Town Planning Organization, Kashmir, Architectural Organization Kashmir, J&K Housing Board and Urban Development Agency Kashmir.

Saying that the Habitat Centre is another magnificent addition to J&K’s Housing Sector, Dy. CM hoped that SDA will continue to take up many more prestigious projects benefiting common masses.

Responding to the demand of shifting the project of construction of Slaughter House at Aloochi Bagh, Dy. Chief Minister assured MLA Batmaloo that Rs. 35 crore project will be shifted to a suitable place where scientific methods will be adopted to minimize environmental pollution, adding that solid waste management is already under execution to ensure cleanliness in Srinagar city.

Vice Chairman, SDA, Khawaja Farooq Renzushah in his speech expressed satisfaction for fulfilment of the dream of bringing all the offices of Housing and Urban Development in one complex. He expressed his gratitude to Dy. Chief Minister for his support and guidance in completing the task successfully. He said the work done by SDA, LAWDA, SMC or other departments related to urban and sub-urban development are aimed at providing best possible facilities to the people to live a dignified life.

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