Srinagar Mayor reviews handover of R&B City Roads Divn to SMC

Mattu asks for grading of all city roads as per physical status

Srinagar: A comprehensive meeting over the status of transfer of City Roads of R&B to SMC under 74th Constitutional Amendment Act was on Tuesday held under the chairmanship of Mayor SMC Junaid Azim Mattu in his office Chambers.
A statement issued by SMC on Tuesday said”the meeting was among others attended by Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation Gazanfar Ali, S.E R&B , Joint Commissioner Adm, SE Drainage Circle SMC,Joint Commissioner Works SMC, Executive Engineer,City Roads Division R&B SMC Executive Engineer RRWD/LRWD/ CDC/S&DII, SO Planning SMC”, adding that “during the course of the meeting it was decided that every single lane in srinagar city will be surveyed properly”.
Stating that there will be ward wise analysis in all 74 electoral wards for every single lane to be identified as motorable and non motorable roads, the SMC in it’s statement further said ” the motorable roads with the width of 10 feet and above will go under macadamization and will be looked after by City Roads Division and the non motorable roads with width of less than 10 feet will be taken up for tiling and shall be looked after by SMC works division”.
The meeting, according to the statement, also discussed the strategy of formulating the action plan in order to have effective implementation of transferring of city roads of R& B to SMC .
Addressing the meeting Mattu , the statement said, also directed the concerned to constitute a four memeber committee who shall take up weekly meetings with the officials of City Roads R& B for smooth functioning with productive results.
The meeting, according to the statement, was told that SMC will have supervisory control over 1462 km road length that will be trasferred by city roads division of R&B for its upgradation, the engineers in this regard were directed to prepare action plan for the year 2021- 2022 so that works are tendered in the month of March and taken up by Month of April.
“At the end of the meeting Mr Mattu stressed on the need of having proper coordination , hard work and dedication among all officers of Corporation for this new assignment to start up and and to be taken to its logical end with the support of one and all in the Corporation”, the statement reads further.

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