Kashmir valley in general and Srinagar city in particular has suffered on developmental front in the past one year. Since August 5, last year, all the developmental projects received a setback as the government gave only 24 hours to all yatries, tourists and outside laborers to leave Kashmir valley.
It was followed by massive security build up and clampdown on the entire Kashmir valley. It resulted in complete restrictions on the developmental projects as Kashmir witnessed a pro-longed clampdown with no visible work on the government projects.
Recently Srinagar Smart City Ltd convened it’s 5th meeting of Board of Directors which reviewed the progress made on various projects under equity and convergence, and also approved a host of new projects with focus on public infrastructure and services.
Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir in his capacity as Chairman of the board presided over the meeting while proposals for new projects were presented by Chief Executive Officer and other senior officers.
CEO SSCL (DC Srinagar) briefed the board about new projects started, the working on which has been resumed post-lockdown which included city-wide fire-service infrastructure including fire hydrants, new stations, control room and fire tenders; road redevelopment works in city, pedestrian pathways and lighting along Dal Lake and Jhelum, parking spaces, beautification, cycle track (utility shifting), disaster shelters, heritage markets, Variable Message Display , Smart Health Centres, Smart Class rooms.