Smart cities projects are going on in Jammu and Srinagar with administration monitoring the projects so that they are completed within the timeline.
The Smart Cities project will enable some flexibility in land use and building bye-laws to adapt to change. It will help to develop walk-able localities –reduce congestion, air pollution and resource depletion, boost local economy, promote interactions and ensure security. Under the mission, the road network is created or refurbished not only for vehicles and public transport, but also for pedestrians and cyclists, and necessary administrative services are offered within walking or cycling distance. Working on the mission, the idea of Jammu Smart City Project and the objective of the Special Purpose Vehicle, Jammu Smart City Limited, is to transform the city into a city “of the people, for the people and by the people”; a city, people take pride in calling their own; a city people own and take responsibility of; a city which is an epitome of good, sustainable and healthy living and a city where “happiness quotient” is high.
In Jammu city, under the Smart City mission, a cumulative capacity of 12.28MW Grid-connected solar rooftop plants will be installed on government buildings at a Project Cost of Rs 53.10 Cr and the Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) would be the executing agency for the project. This will significantly help in improving the public service delivery mechanism. Under Srinagar Smart City Limited (SSCL); Special Purpose Vehicle created under Smart City Mission envisions transforming Srinagar into an eco-friendly, resilient and socio-economically vib