Don’t let development projects get stalled: LG to officers
Reviews mega projects of Jammu division
Jammu : Taking strong note of delays in the completion of some works, Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday directed the officers concerned to ensure that the projects do not remain languishing unnecessarily.
“The people of J&K have set the bar of expectations from the government very high, so make sure that all the projects are completed within the stipulated time-frame to fulfill their developmental aspirations,” Sinha said chairing a high-level meeting here.
In order to give fillip to pace of work on various mega projects, LG Sinha took a comprehensive review of the progress on important development projects of the Jammu division in the meeting.
The meeting was also attended by LG’s advisors K K Sharma and Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar and Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam.
“Work with a motto of development and welfare of the people. Development projects are the backbone of a region’s holistic development,” Sinha said and called for adopting a viable strategy for providing best possible developmental infrastructure to the people of the Union Territory and collaborated efforts from every stakeholder to bring about a “massive developmental transformation” in the region.
The Lt Governor stressed the need for an inter-departmental coordination and asked the advisors and the chief secretary for regular monitoring of all the projects to achieve results on the ground.
He directed the officers to work in a close synergy to remove any bottlenecks coming in the way of progress of works, besides ensuring timely completion of all the projects with strict adherence to the quality norms.
He directed the officers to make judicious use of available resources and expediently clear all issues creating hurdles in the development.
The Lt Governor, while reviewing the restoration project of Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex, directed that engineers be posted in the complex for technical supervision and designing.
Underscoring the need to strengthen medical infrastructure in the region, Sinha directed the officers for speedy execution of work on mega projects such as AIIMS and other medical colleges and hospitals in Jammu.
On multi-level parking at the bus stand, the Lt Governor was informed that the mega project, comprising 80 bus bays, 167 shops, 1,312 car spaces, 177 two-wheelers, commercial space 85,000 sq ft, is on its completion stage and will be ready by the end of October.
The development of townships in the Jammu division was discussed and it was briefed that total 11 locations have been identified for construction of affordable housing for the rising population of the division.
The townships are coming up under Jammu, Katra, Udhampur and Akhnoor Master Plans, an official spokesman said.
While reviewing the status of Jammu Development Authority housing projects at Nagrota and Muthi, the LG suggested that commercial complexes be included in housing projects to make them more lucrative.
He was informed about the proposed flatted development at Nagrota and Nagrota–I comprising 754 flats with a cost of Rs 297.06 crore and 180 flats with a cost of Rs 82.64 crore.
He was also briefed about the proposed Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) flats under Prime Minister’s Awas Yojna at Udheywala (192 flats), Muthi (192 flats), Majeen (384 flats) and Nagrota (240 flats).
He also enquired about the Junctions Improvement under Smart City project with the cost of Rs 10.02 cr at Shakuntala Junction, Karan Nagar Junction, Prasar Bharti & CPO Junctions, Prem Nagar and Gujjar Nagar Junctions, District Jail Junction, Vivekanand Junction, Mian Dido, Satwari Junction. The project is intended to benefit the people by accommodating an infrastructure ensuring for safe passage, improving Right of way for pedestrians and reducing Traffic Congestions.
On Tawi Gated Barrage project, Chief Engineer, Irrigation and Flood Control informed that IIT Roorkee has been roped in for its design, and all the data has been shared with them. The Lt Governor directed for regular follow up on the prestigious project for its early execution.
The Lt Governor also stressed on prioritizing the resolution of Grain Mandi issues.
The Lt Governor also took stock of the progress on important projects like Jammu- Akhnoor road, IT Parks, Ujh Multipurpose Project, Shahpur Kandi project, Jambu Zoo, Mechanized Car Parkings, Airport expansion etc.
The Lt Governor was also briefed about the Elevated Light Rail Transit System coming up at Jammu city at an estimated cost of Rs 4825 crores. He also instructed Commissioner JMC to enroll the leftout street vendors under PM SVANidhi Yojana.
LG inaugurates smart Wi-Fi connectivity at 6 places in Jammu
Jammu : Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday inaugurated smart Wi-Fi connectivity at six places here under the Jammu Smart City mission.
He also directed officials concerned to expedite the process of Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for the remaining earmarked areas.
Jammu will have eight Wi-Fi hotspots within the municipal corporation limits besides vertical gardens and wayfinding signages as part of the measures to make it a smart city.
Raghunath Bazaar, Residency Road, Mubarak Mandi to Parade Chowk, Bahu Fort, Apsara Road and Green Belt Park are the six places in the city covered under the Wi-Fi connectivity, an official spokesperson said.
Sinha, who chaired a high-level meeting to review the progress on important development projects of Jammu division here, also enquired about the improvement of the junction under the Smart City project with the cost of Rs 10.02 crore.
The project is intended to benefit the people by accommodating an infrastructure ensuring safe passage, improving right of way for pedestrians and reducing traffic congestion, the spokesman said.