SDA Asked To Free Its Properties From Encroachers 

SRINAGAR — State government Saturday directed the Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) to remove the encroachments on its properties and also asked it to speed up the development projects in  the housing and urban development sector.

Governor’s Advisor, B B Vyas, asked officers to ensure that the various developmental initiatives in the sector are completed within the stipulated time. He directed proper utilization of funds so that the developmental landscape of the state gets a facelift.

Vyas was speaking at the 77-th Board of Directors (BOD) meeting of Srinagar Development Authority.  

Reviewing the functioning of the SDA, the Advisor directed for expediting the pace of the work on the various initiatives being taken by them so that they are completed in a time-bound manner. He said that the role of this Authority is of pivotal nature as it is entrusted with the mandate of developing the capital city of the State and it should religiously discharge the duty.

Vyas said that the SDA should ensure that the people of the state get quality facilities of modern housing needs and they should also dovetail their activities with similar other departments as well.

He  said that the authorities should also maintain a regular inventory of their assets and religiously ensure that the encroachments being carried out on their proprieties are removed. He said that they should also ensure that they are in a position to provide the government institutions with adequate land so that they can construct offices and related things there. 

Vice Chairman Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) was directed to get the vacant lands protected by constructing proper compound walls so that the same is saved from the threats of any encroachment.

The Advisor also directed VC SDA that the allotment of SDA land for institutional purposes should be done after adopting the due procedure of law like transfer of title and payment of compensation to the SDA. 

Vyas also called for speedy implementation of various other developmental works being undertaken by the board. He said that they should ensure timely completion of these so that the cost escalation factor is checked and also the benefit percolates to the targeted beneficiaries.


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