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Jammu KashmirRs 690 Cr Capital City Plan, District Plan pegged at 212 Cr

Rs 690 Cr Capital City Plan, District Plan pegged at 212 Cr


Rs 690 Cr Capital City Plan, District Plan pegged at 212 Cr

Rs 22 Cr additionality, Rs 50 lakhs for each Assembly segment

Tawi, MARCH 10: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has stressed on the need to give focused attention to the development of capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar.

Chairing the District Development Board meeting of Jammu district here today, the Chief Minister said with this objective in mind she has decided to delink the development process in these major cities from the district administrations by formulating a Capital City Plan for both the cities. This, she said, would ensure that the developmental framework in these two cities does not remain static and the progress of works gets a renewed push.

Mehbooba said that Jammu and Srinagar, besides being the capital cities, have to bear the load of a considerable floating population in addition to the ever increasing demands of civic amenities and these components have to be factored in the planning process.

Asking the executing agencies to strictly follow the project completion deadlines, CM hoped that projects under execution would be completed within the scheduled deadline time frame.

The Chief Minister directed creation of a buffer of water pumps and lift motors in view of the coming summers and irrigation season in the district. She advised the legislators to encourage local youth in forming Self Help Groups which can join the project executions of the Government.

The Chief Minister asked the Chief Secretary to take up with NHAI the issues of providing more road furniture and emergency response equipment like ambulances on the newly constructed Jammu-Udhampur highway patch and rehabilitation of vendors of Nandni who were dislocated due to road widening.

Mehbooba Mufti directed pacing up of work on the Mubarak Mandi heritage project terming as an important tourist and cultural asset of the State. She also directed conservation and face lifting of Raghunath Mandir and adjoining areas which forms a major attraction for tourists.

The Chief Minister, who also holds the charge of Planning & Development Department, announced release of Rs. 22 crore as additional for meeting the liabilities of the current fiscal in the district. She also announced release of Rs. One crore for pacing up work on the Tawi beautification project and Rs. One crore for various developmental works in R. S. Pura area. She also released Rs. 50 lakh to each of the constituency in the district for undertaking civic works immediately.

Minister for Finance, Dr. Haseeb A. Drabu described the adoption of Capital City Plan for Jammu and Srinagar cities as a systemic change in planning rather than the incremental one. He said with this the developmental process of these cities would get a renewed push. He added that as a next step the allocations for rest of the districts would be done by an experts group based on area specific requirements and needs.

Later, the board approved an outlay of Rs. 690 crore for Jammu under Capital City Plan and Rs. 212 cr under District sector Plan.


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