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LG conducts on-site inspection, reviews ongoing work of Jhelum Riverfront

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Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha conducted on-site inspection and reviewed ongoing work of Jhelum Riverfront, Tuesday.

The LG ascertained the progress of the work being carried out at the site, and laid emphasis on the timely completion of the project, an official press release informed.

It said while enquiring about the facilities being made available for the visitors, the LG instructed the CEO Srinagar Smart City to explore possibilities for developing selfie points at some prominent locations under the project.

Commissioner SMC and CEO Srinagar Smart City, Athar Amir Khan briefed the LG on the progress made on the prestigious project. He informed that the ongoing work on the left bank of the river from Zero Bridge to Lal Mandi shall be completed by April 2023.

The work on the stretch between Zero Bridge to GPO is also going on in full swing and shall be completed by April 2023. While the major works on the Riverfront project will be completed by or before August 2023, it was informed.

On the ongoing development projects in Kashmir and revival of Kashmir’s heritage Jhelum River and river transport, the LG said the work is going on as per the timelines.

Pertinently, the Jhelum Riverfront from Zero Bridge to BudshahKadal is envisaged with the state of art public places along the riverfront. Both the right and left banks of the Jhelum riverfront are being upgraded.

The development of pedestrian walkways, cycle track, multi-purpose green spaces and parks, seating space, barrier-free environment, universal accessibility, improved connectivity to popular market streets, high-quality lighting, ornamental plant species, modern public utilities will make the Jhelum Riverfront a prominent destination for tourists and locals.

Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary to LG; Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and other senior officers accompanied the LG.

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