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Execute Smart City projects in J&K swiftly: L-G

UT’s Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha laid stress on timely completion of the projects and gave specific directions to the officers concerned for completion of work within the set timelines.

By: Express News Service | Jammu |
Updated: February 5, 2021 1:21:39 am
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Chairing a high-level meeting of Administrative Secretaries, experts on Smart City projects and other stakeholders at the Civil Secretariat here, UT’s Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, on Thursday called for executing the ambitious Smart City projects in Jammu and Kashmir expeditiously.

He laid stress on timely completion of the projects and gave specific directions to the officers concerned for completion of work within the set timelines.

“The vision behind the ambitious projects is to transform Jammu and Srinagar into modern, sustainable and economically vibrant cities with dedicated focus on improving infrastructure and services, increasing mobility and enhancing the administrative efficiency,” the Lt Governor observed.

He called for exploring every possibility to achieve the desired results and asked the project officers concerned to apply the learning gained from the experience of the officers of Smart City Ahmedabad Development Ltd during the implementation phase for various smart city initiatives. He also stressed upon the need of proper inter-departmental coordination and also directed the officers to get a better exposure and understanding of different aspects of projects.

He further enquired about the measures taken while completing projects by Smart City Ahmedabad Development Ltd and issued directives for effective implementation of different projects and IT based smart civic services in J&K. He emphasised upon the need of undergrounding of overhead utilities all along the proposed complete street development project.

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