- ‘It is our resolve to make J&K corruption-free’
- Says Smart City Projects In Jammu And Srinagar Poised For A Big Leap
Jammu- Asserting that the era of discrimination between the regions has gone, the Union Territory Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said on Monday that his administration believes in equitable development and equal opportunity for all.
Sinha made these remarks while laying the foundation stone for upgradation of Transport Nagar here on Monday. The ambitious project, he said, will enable hassle-free trade movements and give a renewed boost to the economic and commercial activities in the region.
“Once completed, the upgradation project involving road, drainage network and street lighting will reinstate the glory of Transport Nagar as a business hub. It will also provide convenience to the common citizens and the businessmen coming from outside of the Union Territory,” he added.
The LG reiterated his government’s commitment to build Green, Resilient & Inclusive cities. He said continuous efforts are being made to transform urban areas into accelerators of economic growth, improve quality of life and overall prosperity for people.
“Centers of commercial activities are the biggest strength of our socio-economic system and their development is directly linked to prosperity of common man & efficiency of Government machinery. Our focus is on translating the sustainable city’s roadmap into the roadmap for development of UT,”Sinha said.
He also highlighted the significant role of the people in realizing the vision of developing vibrant & sustainable cities.
“Citizen participation is essential in making cities more attractive, promoting investment, mitigating the effects of climate change and generating revenue for local services,” the LG said.
“Cities are not just geographical spaces but also centers of economic activities and cultural prosperity. The city provides opportunities to the citizens and fulfills the aspirations of its residents,” he added.
The LG further said that smart city projects in Jammu and Srinagar are poised for a big leap.
“Effective planning, efficient management of resources, fine balance between heritage, ecology and pace of development and public participation will lead towards equitable and sustainable development”, he said.
He also hailed the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the cleanliness drive has become a people’s movement & its socio-cultural impact on the ground is heartening.
The LG appealed to the people of J&K to join the efforts to beautify their cities and also take advantage of facilities extended by the Municipal Corporations.
“We all must put united and collective efforts to make Jammu a truly smart City and also transform Jammu into the cleanest city,” he added.
The LG also highlighted the reforms introduced for the holistic development of J&K and the revolutionary steps taken to transform the Agriculture sector and business activities.
‘The era of discrimination between the regions has gone. We believe in equitable development and equal opportunity for all,”Sinha said, adding “It is our resolve to make J&K corruption-free. The Public Services Guarantee Act will be implemented in letter and spirit for ensuring public services to citizens,”
Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Principal Secretary to the Government, Housing & Urban Development Department Dheeraj Gupta, and Mayor, JMC Rajinder Sharma also spoke on this occasion.
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