Srinagar Beautification Under Smart City Projects Reviewed

A view of a Srinagar city- KO File Pic : Abid Bhat

Srinagar- The detailed review of Smart City projects was taken by the advisor to Government of J&K on Smart Cities and Chairman Sabarmati Riverfront Development Corporation on Thursday.

For the upgradation and improvement of Srinagar City, a meeting under the chairmanship of Advisor to Government of J&K on Smart Cities and Chairman Sabarmati Riverfront development Corporation Keshav Verma was held to review and discuss various projects taken up under Smart City mission

CEO Smart City Ltd, Athar Amir Khan briefed about various projects including Srinagar River Front Development, Water transport, Ghat improvement Upgradation of Batamaloo CBD (Central Business District) including traditional souq market and craft exhibition centre.

He further informed that the overall upgradation of Shehri Khaas including streetscape building facades, rationalisation/undergrounding of overhead electric cables is on the cards.

Upgradation and improvement of MA Road, Residency Road, Lal chowk precincts, Food Street, Flea market, Ghanta Ghar and the public space around was also discussed in the meeting. It was informed that under grounding of electrical utilities on Residency road and Compact substations walkways has been planned.

The Dal improvement projects in which water front development around Dal Lake including construction of pedestrian walkways and cycling infrastructure was also discussed.
This includes important projects including Shalimar canal, Nishat precincts, Nishat Sathu walkway, Nishat Habak walkway and cycle track, Dalgate Nishat Footpath.
Taking stock of various projects and its execution mode, Verma asked officials to ensure the completion of projects in a time bound manner.
While stressing on significance and beauty of Srinagar city should be made more livable with sustainable infrastructure and overall environment by keeping it neat as the city has the potential to cater International tourists.

The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer Smart City Ltd, General Manager planning P&UD, Director Floriculture, S.E Hyd Srinagar, S.E PWD Srinagar, DFO Urban, officials from Smart City Ltd, TASU, Exens, Architects and other officials of SMC and SSCL.

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