Srinagar: Former Chief Minister and Member Parliament Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday reviewed developmental activities of Srinagar district in a meeting held at Banquet Hall here.
All sectoral and district officers of Srinagar attended the review meeting, an official spokesperson said Wednesday.
He said District Development Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary briefed Farooq about developmental works completed during the last financial year and also the works in progress during the current financial year.
“The meeting was informed that under the Education sector 25 primary and middle schools were developed as smart schools by providing smart computer-aided boards, modern furniture for class rooms, water purifiers, upgrading of libraries and science labs and refurbished toilets. It was further informed that 20 smart libraries were also established in various colleges of the district,” the official spokesperson said.
Under the Health sector, he said it was informed that 5 Primary Health Centres (PHCs) were developed as smart health institutions by equipping them with digital X-Ray plants, Color Dopplers, ECG and medicine vending machines.
“It was informed that in addition to it 5 high-capacity diesel gen-sets were installed and commissioned at SMHS, CD Hospital, Bone & Joint Hospital, LD Hospital and GB Pant Children’s Hospital,” the official spokesperson said.
“The meeting was informed that in an important achievement 12 Community Centres located in various highly congested localities of Srinagar city were completed and inaugurated at a total cost of Rs 30 crore,” he added.
According to the official spokesperson, DDC Srinagar while briefing the MP said that during the year removal of critical bottlenecks received a major thrust from the administration the aim being speedy completion of various developmental projects including the important road widening project of Parimpora-Narbal road and development of Qamarwari-Noorbagh bridge.
The MP, he said was informed that under the Power sector 47 new sub-stations were created or augmented during 2019-20 fiscal at a total cost of Rs 2.66 crore in the district. It was informed that 3 workshops were also upgraded at a cost of Rs 1.84 crores by providing latest machinery and equipment.
“The meeting also reviewed status of developmental works approved under the first of the Back to Village programme. It was informed that 81 approved works spread across rural Srinagar were completed at a total cost of Rs 5.00 crores. Besides, it was informed, 163 works at a cost of Rs 4.41 crore were taken up under 14th FC,” the official spokesperson said.
“The meeting also discussed and reviewed the developmental targets of the current financial year in the district. The Member Parliament was informed that 12 locations have been identified in Srinagar city to be developed as smart parking spaces. The meeting also reviewed COVID-19 management efforts in Srinagar,” he added.
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