SRINAGAR:- The Minister for Urban Development and Urban Local Bodies, Nawang Rigzin Jora today asked the SDA authorities to put in all out efforts to bring Srinagar City on tourist map with ultra modern and hi-tech facilities both in domestic and commercial sectors so that a revolution of socio-economic transformation is recorded for ensuring prosperity and progress of every citizen of the city.
The Minister was addressing a meeting of officers, convened to review the pace of progress of various activities of Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) here today.
Jora visited various sites of SDA including Prestigious Sangamaal, Regional Bus Stand Pantha Chowk, Habitation Center Bemina and other projects under execution by SDA, besides development of Rakh-Gundakshah coming up as Satellite Township in Srinagar City.
Jora while inspecting Regional Bus Terminal Pantha Chowk, directed VC SDA to make the terminal one of the significant bus terminals of the city, with all basic facilities for the passengers.
While appreciating the revival of prestigious Sangarmaal Shopping Complex by SDA, the Minister said that there is lot of scope to make this spot an important city center fully equipped with all necessary infrastructure prerequisite for such prestigious Maal and city center. Mr. Jora enjoined upon the SDA authorities to work out an extraordinary plan so that target of prestigious Sangarmaal could be achieved.
On the occasion, Mr. Jora interacted with the business community of Sangarmaal and assured them that new directions would be added to Sangarmaal so that it attracts foreign tourist as well as local people.
On the occasion, Vice Chairman SDA, Khawaja Farooq Renzushah apprised the Minister about the functioning, achievements and future plans of SDA through a PowerPoint presentation and informed that SDA has exceeded the target in revenue realization.
Mr. Renzushah informed the Minister that in the vicinity of Lal Chowk near KMD bus yard, one multi level parking terminal will be constructed which will cater the parking needs in the area. He said that SDA is contemplating to handover the project to ERA authorities after giving a final touch to the project. He also informed that Sheikhbagh and SMG parking yards have been made functional which has mitigated parking problem in the area to large extent.
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