Smart City Project to take-off in Jammu, Srinagar

GJ REPORT
JAMMU, AUG 27: The work on the mega Smart City Project is all set to begin in the twin capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar for creating world class infrastructure by executing works approved under ambitious Project.
Under the Smart City Project, Jammu was supposed to be developed under heritage model with non-specified non-motorized areas in the old city.
The total cost of the ambitious project entailed an expenditure of Rs 3,600 crore.
To set the process in motion, the Governor’s Administration has ordered constitution of a selection committee for engagement of Chief Executive Officers (CEO) of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for Srinagar Smart City Limited and Jammu Smart City Limited today.
According to an order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), the selection committee for Srinagar Smart City Limited will have Administrative Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department as Chairman. The members will be Administrative Secretary, Finance Department, Administrative Secretary, Power Development Department, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Administrative Secretary, Forest, Ecology and Environment Department, Administrative Secretary, Tourism Department and Expert in Urban Planning and Development from the University of Kashmir.
The selection committee for Jammu Smart City Limited will have Administrative Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department as Chairman. The members will be Administrative Secretary, Finance Department, Administrative Secretary, Power Development Department, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Administrative Secretary, Forest, Ecology and Environment Department, Administrative Secretary, Tourism Department and Expert in Urban Planning and Development from the University of Jammu.
The Selection Committee shall interview the shortlisted candidates and make specific recommendations of suitable candidates for engagement of CEOs against advertised posts subject to suitability, experience and qualification.
The Committee shall be serviced by the Housing and Urban Development Department.
The Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) is scheduled to build community toilets with 200 seat capacity each across 40 locations in the city. Work on these toilet units was started in the last quarter of 2017 while JMC was in the process of finalising the places for over two dozen community toilets.
JMC has been entrusted with the responsibility to operationalise 364 crore Solid Waste Management Project on scientific basis.
At least 27 projects worth Rs 206 crore were being taken up under AMRUT and work on 15 of them has already begun while tendering process is on for the remaining 12 projects.
So far the JMC is struggling to ensure walls free of posters, wall graffiti and other hand bills. The state of the art traffic light system has not been made fully operational to ensure smooth flow of traffic across busy city junctions and crowded market places. Work on building heritage markets and completing conservation work of historic buildings, located in the Mubarak Mandi Heritage complex is yet to be completed.