Recently Lieutenant Governor Shri Manoj Sinha inaugurated the two-day National Workshop of Smart Cities Mission on ‘Streets & Public Spaces’ in Srinagar
He talked about various initiatives like Srinagar Square, beautification of ghats to revive water transport, rejuvenation of lakefront, heritage conservation of Old City, beautification of under-utilized spaces making Srinagar a great inspiration for experts.
He said, under the guidance of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji, we are making committed efforts to strengthen the core infrastructure in a planned and sustainable manner.
While developing Srinagar Smart City, we have adopted a human-centered approach and ensured elements of traditional art and culture, heritage, smart facilities, smart governance, and sustainability are based on social equity to provide high quality of life to the residents, he added.
He emphasized the need to develop cities to meet the challenges and the growing aspirations of the people.
Cities must be flexible to respond to the needs of citizens, competition and changes in the market and nurture core competencies for economic growth.
Sh Junaid Azim Mattu, Mayor, Srinagar Municipal Corporation; Sh Manoj Joshi, Union Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (joined through virtual mode) and Sh Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary, MoHUA shared their views on the transformational journey of Srinagar city.