Dy CM directs for holistic development of City, early completion of Tawi River Front, other projects

Jammu, Publish Date: Nov 18 2017 1:15AM | Updated Date: Nov 18 2017 1:15AM
Dy CM directs for holistic development of City, early completion of Tawi River Front, other projects

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today directed the officers of Housing and Urban Development Department to ensure holistic development of Jammu City replete with all the basic facilities and modern amenities so that it comes up as one of the model cities of the country.

The directions were given by the Deputy Chief Minister while speaking at the 79th meeting of the Board of Directors of Jammu Development Authority (JDA) and 6th Governing Body Meeting of the State Urban Development Agency (SUDA) here today.

Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development Ms Asiea Naqash was also present at these meetings.

The Deputy Chief Minister asked the Vice Chairman JDA to fast pace the development of prestigious projects like Tawi Ravi Front and Maharaja Hari Singh Memorial Park so that these are completed within the stipulated time-frame.

He said the officers working on these projects should hold regular meetings in order to ensure that these are completed within the shortest possible time.

He also directed for early construction of Shelter for Urban Homeless (SUM) under NULM.

He also called for fast pacing development of parks and pathways in various colonies of JDA, construction of flats being undertaken by the authority and also early completion of modernization/development of general bus stand-cum-multi level car parking cum commercial complex maintaining that adequate rehabilitation measures should also be undertaken for the affected shopkeepers so that their means of livelihood do not get disturbed.

He directed officers to ensure proper development of parks and other related facilities in the housing colonies already set up by the Board and also explore the possibility of including private partners in these ventures.

While chairing the governing body meeting of the SUDA, the Deputy Chief Minister directed officers to ensure the speedy implementation of the various programmes being implemented by the agency.

Deputy Chief Minister also directed for fast pacing the work on the projects being constructed under Shelter for Urban Homeless (SUH) maintaining that these would ensure the housing facilities to the urban poor of the state.

He said that the schemes being implemented by the agency should also be monitored at regular basis, so that the impact of these at ground level is got besides also obtaining the necessary feedback.

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