Advisor to Governor, KK Sharma, on Tuesday emphasized on creating durable, modern and need-based infrastructure to cater to the futuristic needs of Jammu city.
As per an official, the Advisor was speaking at a meeting he convened to discuss the projects being undertaken by the Jammu Development Authority here.
Vice Chairman JDA, Vikas Sharma and other senior officers of the organization were present.
The Advisor asked the JDA to create modern infrastructure to cater to the city's future needs. He called for visionary planning for catering to the population growth and increasing settlement in urban areas and directed for developing proper parking lots for the convenience of the people besides also coming up with a holistic policy by virtue of which the housing needs of the burgeoning population can be addressed.
While reviewing the functioning of JDA, the Advisor emphasized on creating modern infrastructure in the JDA owned colonies besides undertaking new projects as per the futuristic needs of the people of Jammu.
He asked the Vice Chairman JDA to suggest means and implement them to make their organization self-reliant
The Advisor while reviewing the progress on projects, said that regular meetings should be held in order to remove bottlenecks, if any, to speed up the pace of work so that people can see development taking place at ground level.
While reviewing the development of Tawi River Front Project, the Advisor asked the officers to ensure its speedy completion as it is one of the most important beautification projects of the city besides ensuring that the river embankments are properly strengthened. He said that a feasibility report and a detailed project report have been formulated for the project and officers should work in close coordination with the concerned for ensuring its timely completion.
Sharma also reviewed the modernization/ development of general Bus-stand/multi-level car parking-cum-shopping complex coming up at the facility and directed the officers to ensure its time-bound completion. He said the shopkeepers, who are getting displaced on account of the project, should be adequately rehabilitated.
The meeting also discussed various other issues like construction of flatted accommodation at Muthi, development of housing colony at Pargalta, (Bajalta), PPP mode, construction of 1008 EWS houses / flats at Muthi, Udheywala, Nagrota and Majeen under Pradhan Mantri Awas Mission Yojana, Development of Jammu city along with river downstream of 4th Tawi bridge up to Bhagatpur Kukriyan, preparation of zonal plans of Jammu area, the official said.
Earlier, the Advisor also visited the Industrial Estate at Bari Brahmana and inspected various industrial units, the official added.
He was accompanied by senior officers of Industries and other Departments.
While interacting with the deputation of industrialists, the Advisor assured them that all of their genuine issues would be redressed in a time-bound manner as the Governor’s administration is very keen to accelerate the industrial growth in the State, said the official.