Srinagar is emerging as a smart city as the government is implementing a lot of developmental projects in this direction.
According to official figures, 276 magnificent projects of economic importance have been approved in twin cities to bring remarkable transformation and significantly improve the quality of life of people.
For Srinagar city, the government envisions transforming Srinagar into an eco-friendly, resilient and socio-economically vibrant city that celebrates its natural and cultural heritage creating harmony and opportunities for all under Smart City Mission.
Srinagar Smart City aspires to leverage its natural and cultural heritage/tourism through innovative and inclusive solutions, enhancing the quality of life for its citizens. Besides, EV charging stations, smart street lighting, multi-level parking, sports infrastructure (3 stadia and 5 schools), water transport system in Jhelum river, installation of ornamental LED lighting around Dal-lake, have been started under smart city mission in Srinagar. Development of Pathways/Kiosks along Jhelum river Bund is one of the projects which has been completed in Srinagar, so far.
Traditional Devri stones have been used on the pathways. Riverbanks were developed to enhance water capacity and make them aesthetically pleasing. Devri stone pathway is to create a sole pedestrian space free from local traffic and promote health and well being of citizens. Aesthetic embankment and pathways together would enrich local tourism and promote health & well being of citizens.