SRINAGAR Srinagar Mayor, Junaid Azim Matoo, along with senior officers of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Saturday took stock of the civic problems of the people here. During his tour to Haft Chinar, Mayor met a public delegation of the area who brought into his notice that certain existing houses that come under rehabilitation process for construction of flyover have yet not been removed and rehabilitated. Mattu assured the delegation to take up matter with the concerned wing of the SMC for speedy disposal of their grievance.
The Engineering wing of the Corporation was also directed to submit a proposal for construction of drain in the area as per the requirement. On his visit to Doodgangah, Mayor directed concerned Ward Officer and sanitation officer to conduct an extensive sanitation drive and clear the area of all the garbage.
The SMC also issued directions for the construction of CTPT at an identified location at Doodgangah.
While visiting Solina area, Mayor reiterated that the electric poles that are in broken condition need to be replaced. The rewiring of damaged wires after the matter would be taken up with PDD has also to be done, he said.
While walking through the bund area of Solina, Mattu has directed that its development and beatification be carried out in collaboration with the Floriculture department. Also some garbage material lying alongside the bund was directed to be cleared up. After deliberations with the locals of Solina over the space constraint for organising social gatherings, Mayor passed on directions to the concerned officials for preparation of detailed project report (DPR) regarding construction of a community hall. The Mayor also visited the Primary Health Centre at Batamaloo and directed its up-gradation, enhancement of additional water supply and heating arrangements.
Similarly at New Colony Batamaloo, people raised issues regarding drainage network and water supply that were taken into consideration by Mattu. A park next to Shiekh Dawood Masjid Batamaloo, has to be upgraded and beautified along with the fountain that needs to be restored, said Mayor. He also directed the concerned to launch a sanitation drive at Firdousabaad Batamaloo near Khadi Mill. During his tour to Chanpora area, a primary health centre was also inspected where the concerned Medical Officer put forth the issues regarding dearth of manpower and requested Mayor for installation of street lights around the health centre.
At Rose lane Chanpora orders for extension of already existing deep drain as per the demand of its locals were also given. Mayor also informed Commanding Officer of 29 Battalion about a bunker erected on the main road of Chanpora. He said that the existing bunker is a hurdle in smooth flow of traffic and needs to be removed.
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