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Principal Secy H&UDD reviews progress under Jammu Smart City project

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JAMMU, FEBRUARY 22:  Principal Secretary Housing & Urban Development Department (H&UDD), Dheeraj Gupta, today convened a meeting here to review status of Jammu Smart City project.

The project is aimed at transforming the historic city into a sustainable and economically vibrant by way of its Area Based Development in terms of Retrofitting, Green Field Development and Redevelopment.

The meeting was informed that under the Smart City Mission, 86 projects amounting to Rs. 3464.49 Crore have been identified under different sectors of the Mission like Old Bazar Area Improvement, provision of Smart Utilities, Eco Friendly Interventions like provision of Green Building, Installation of Solar Power Panels, Development of Tawi River Front, Intersection Improvements, terrace developments, heritage Preservation.

Under Urban Mobility, a mega project of Multi Level Car Parking for 3500 vehicles at Bus Stand Jammu is under way besides other projects regarding parking have been completed and are functional.

It was given out that more projects are being taken up in order to address the problem of parking of vehicles in the city, improvement of Solid Waste Management project, Disaster Management etc.

The Principal Secretary emphasized that the projects identified so far and not taken up for execution should be taken up immediately in order to provide benefits to the common people.

He stressed upon all the implementing agencies to coordinate with each other in order to speed up the pace of developmental projects under the Smart City project.

It was also informed in the meeting that the Union Government has released funds to the tune of Rs. 73 crore against the approved layout of Rs. 500 crore for funding so far while as the State Government has provided Rs. 20 crore.

CEO, Jammu Smart City Limited, Ramesh Kumar, Commissioner JMC Pankaj Malhotra, VC JDA, Vikas Sharma and other officers of H&UDD and JMC attended the meeting.

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