LG chairs meeting of Administrative Secretaries, experts on Smart City Projects

Says “Vision behind projects is to transform Jammu , Srinagar into modern, sustainable , economically vibrant cities”

  • Tawi River Front to be developed on the lines of Sabarmati River Front
  • Direction issued for effective implementation of different projects & IT based smart civic services in JK

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha Thursday called for executing the ambitious Smart City projects in Jammu and Kashmir expeditiously.
The Lt Governor was chairing a high level meeting of Administrative Secretaries, experts on Smart City Projects and other stakeholders here at Civil Secretariat.
Stressing on timely completion of the Smart City Projects, the Lt Governor passed specific directions to the concerned officers for completion of the projects within the set timelines without any delay.
“The vision behind the ambitious projects is to transform Jammu & Srinagar into modern, sustainable and economically vibrant cities with dedicated focus on improving infrastructure & services, increasing mobility and enhancing the administrative efficiency”, observed the Lt Governor.
The Lt Governor called for exploring every possibility to achieve the desired results and asked the concerned officers of Smart City projects in J&K to apply the learning gained from the experience of the officers of Smart City Ahmedabad Development Ltd during the implementation phase for various smart city initiatives.
The Lt Governor stressed upon the necessity of proper inter-departmental coordination and also directed the officers to get a better exposure and understanding of different aspects of Smart City projects.
He also enquired about the measures taken while completing projects by Smart City Ahmedabad Development Ltd and issued directions to the concerned officers for effective implementation of different projects and IT based smart civic services in Jammu & Kashmir. He further emphasised upon the need of undergrounding of overhead utilities all along the proposed Complete Street development project.
Sh. Keshav Varma, Chairman, Sabarmati River Front Development Corporation Ltd (SRFDCL); Sh. Mukesh Kumar, Commissioner, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation; Sh. Nitin Sangwan, CEO, Smart City Ahmedabad Development Ltd and Sh. Jagdish Patel, General Manager, Technical, SRFDCL gave their valuable inputs for sharing of knowledge and expertise in implementing various aspects of Smart City projects.
Experts from Sabarmati River Front Development Corporation Ltd explained the details and gave suggestions for development of Tawi River Front on the lines of Sabarmati River Front, besides flood control measures to be taken. They also briefed the chair about the challenges and best practices adopted during the development of Sabarmati Riverfront at Ahmedabad, and drew parallels between the Tawi River Front project.
CEO, Smart City Ahmedabad Development Ltd gave a detailed overview of projects undertaken by SCADL, while CEO, Jammu Smart City Ltd., Ms. Sushma Chauhan presented the status of similar projects executed & under execution in Jammu, including Integrated Command & Control Center; upcoming ICCC integrations; smart urban mobility & Intelligent Traffic Management System; City beautification; façade lighting & illumination; efficient green initiatives; solid waste management etc.
Sh. Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lt Governor; Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Sh. Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lt Governor; concerned Administrative Secretaries; Divisional Commissioners, Jammu and Kashmir; IGPs Jammu and Kashmir; Deputy Commissioners, Jammu and Srinagar; Commissioners, Jammu and Srinagar Municipal Corporations; VCs JDA and SDA; HoDs; Chief Engineers and other senior officers attended the meeting, in person and through virtual mode.
Flight operations disrupted in Kashmir for second straight day, 3 flights cancelled
Srinagar: The air traffic to and fro Kashmir was affected for the second consecutive day on Thursday due to bad weather as most parts of the valley received snowfall overnight, officials said. Three flights were cancelled during the day
The flight operations at Srinagar airport were hampered three flights were cancelled during the day, the officials said.They said the accumulation of snow on the runway and poor visibility affected the operations.The officials said the runway was cleared late in the day .
The MET department has said the weather will improve in a few hours, therefore, we expect the flight operations to start around noon, they added. The flight operations at the airport were affected on Wednesday as well as most parts of the valley received snowfall.
As many as 14 flights were cancelled due to poor visibility.

 

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