Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review progress made so far on Chief Minister’s decisions and District Development Board (DDB) decisions for district Srinagar.
District Development Commissioner Srinagar, Syed Abid Rashid Shah, Officers from the R&B, JKPCC, ERA, Health, Education, PHE, I&FC, R&B, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry, RDD, Sports Council, SMC, UEED, PDD, PHE, Animal & Sheep Husbandry and other concerned attended the meeting.
The DDC briefed the Divisional Commissioner in detail about the status of various development works in the district till August 2017.
On the occasion, the Divisional Commissioner was informed that Under CM’s commitments, Rs.10 crore were approved for construction of extension block (Noor Khana) of Peer Dastgeer Sahib (R.A) Shrine, Rs 6.29 crore for the construction of fire station near Community Hall, Jamia Masjid and Rs 1.70 crore for the land acquisition for beautification works of Khan Kahi Moulla Shrine. It was said that out of total 200 commitments made by the CM around 122 have been fulfilled, while the rest are under implementation.
The Divisional Commissioner stressed on time-bound completion of all the developmental works and CM’s directions on priority. He said the summer capital needs focused attention vis-à-vis proper sewerage and drainage network, restoration of encroached public spaces to de-congest city center, improving connectivity by way of upgrading roads, Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh and TRC flyovers, revival of water transport, Smart city project, Metro project and dredging of river Jhelum.
The meeting was further informed that under the district Capex Plan 2017-18, around Rs113.26crore were approved for development schemes.
Improvement in Lift Irrigation Scheme Takanwari, augmentation and improvement of water supply in various areas of Amira Kadal and Batamaloo Constituency, acquisition of land/ structures around Gani Memorial Stadium, Rajouri Kadal for its development, developmental works under progress in R&B, Health, ERA, JKPCC, PDD, PHE, AMRUT scheme, Smart City Proposal, I&FC, Sports, Community Halls, SADP works, MPLAD scheme, CDF scheme and other works were reviewed threadbare in the meeting.
It was informed that UEED has completed work on 5530 meters of drainage system out of 16,900 meters target.
The Div Com directed the revenue officials to fast-track all land acquisition cases so that bottlenecks in widening of roads in the city are removed. He directed DDC Srinagar to constitute a team which will randomly inspect all developmental works in the capital city and submit the report on monthly basis for their timely completion.
Khan also directed the sectoral officers of concerned Departments to send weekly progress report of developmental works to DDC Srinagar and also work in close coordination with other departments for hassle free completion of under construction projects in the capital city.
Calling for complete synergy between various Departments involved in infrastructure building and implementation of various welfare schemes, the Div Com stressed on strict adherence to timelines for completion of all ongoing projects so that the people at large can benefit.
He directed the FCS&CA Department to ensure proper storage of food grains and other essential commodities in view of coming winter season. He also directed PDD for the buffer stock of power transformers and PHE to ensure additional water tankers to meet any exigency.