SRINAGAR, SEP 26: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today called on several Union Ministers and discussed various centrally sponsored schemes being implemented in the State and also urged for introduction of new programmes to supplement the developmental initiatives being undertaken by the State Government.
While discussing the initiatives being undertaken in the housing and urban development sector with the union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development Hardeep Singh Puri, the Deputy CM called for broadening the ambit of the central schemes so that many more such schemes can be introduced in the state.
He said that these would ensure that the people get the necessary and requisite facilities and they are brought at par with the metropolitan cities of the Country.
Dr Singh also asked for expediting the drainage project being executed by NBCC and called for taking up the left over work in Jammu City and also ensuring completion of the one undertaken in Srinagar.
He also urged for bringing under the ambit of AMRUT three major cities of Jammu i.e Katra, Udhampur and Kathua. “Since Katra city is among the 10 iconic cities of the country so the need for taking up it under AMRUT is very essential.”
The Deputy Chief Minister also discussed the prestigious Tawi River Front Project and discussed the broader contours of the project which is one of the most prestigious projects of Jammu city by which the river front of Tawi would be developed on the pattern of the Sabarmati river.
He also discussed the various initiatives being undertaken by Jammu Development Authority (JDA), Srinagar Development Authorities (SDA) in the proper development of the capital cities and also augmenting the much needed parking facilities and other civic amenities.
Dr Singh later called on the Union Minister for Roads, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and discussed several ongoing projects with him. He also called for introducing several new projects in the State as well.