Nirmal Wants SMC, SDA to Develop City

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SRINAGAR: The Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh today directed the officers to introduce several new measures and innovations to ensure that the people get the quality facilities, so that twin cities of Jammu and Srinagar come up as model cities of the country.

The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing officers during the review meeting of Srinagar Municipal Corporation here today. It was attended by the Commissioner Secretary Housing and Urban Development Department Mr. Bipul Pathak, Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Mr. Showkat Ahmad Zargar and other senior officers.

The Deputy Chief Minister asked the officers to work out a comprehensive mechanism by which the illegal constructions and encroachments can be checked.

“We have to ensure that the violators should not be allowed to undertake constructions in the areas which are not classified as commercial one,” he said.

Dr. Singh also said that the garbage disposal at Achan would be done on scientific basis by way of chemical treatment which would go a long way in solving the chronic issue of garbage and waste disposal.

He said that the sanitation measures should also be undertaken under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in order to ensure overall cleanliness of the city.

The meeting was told that 2861 house building permissions have been granted till date by the Corporation, especially to the flood victims by way of the single window system. It was also told that the considerable amount of revenue is being generated by hiring various community centers to the people.

Later, the Deputy Chief Minister also took a review meeting of the Srinagar Development Authority which was attended by the Commissioner Secretary Housing and Urban Development, Mr Bipul Pathak, Secretary SDA, Director Land Management, Dr Nasir and other senior officers of the authorities.

The meeting reviewed the pace of work being undertaken on various developnetal initiatives undertaken by the authority, which include Shehjar Apartments at Bemina, Satellite Township at Rakhe Gund Aksha, Railhead Complex Nowgam and Traffic Management besides the Master Plan.

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