Press Release on 8th March 2017
Two days workshop on Smart City Mission
The Housing and Urban Development Department of J&K State is organizing a two days workshop on ‘Smart City Mission’ for Jammu and Srinagar cities at Hotel Radisson Blu commenced on 8th March 2017. The workshop is being held under the chairmanship of Sh. Hirdesh Kumar Singh, IAS, Commissioner /Secretary to Govt., Housing & Urban Development Department, wherein Dr. Manmohan Singh, KAS, Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation, Dr. Shafqat Khan, Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Sh. R.S Jamwal, KAS, Jt. Commissioner (Adm.), JMC, other officers of JMC and officers from various line departments both from Jammu and Srinagar cities are participating.
On the inaugural day of the workshop, proposal of Jammu city prepared by M/s Voyants Solutions Pvt. Ltd. was put to threadbare discussion. The participants discussed the various components of the proposal including massive participation of citizens and all stakeholders through various modes, importance of historical places and monuments in the smart city proposal, PAN city projects such as solid waste management, clean and green city, clean environment, mass rapid transport system, vision focusing on tourism, trade, heritage and convergence, categorization of projects, duration for their completion, finance and implementation framework, source of revenues, sanitation, water supply, smart parking, innovative use of open spaces by way of green patches, wall paintings, bio-toilets, open gyms etc. Commissioner/Secretary to Govt. HUDD, J&K State directed all the participants to share the information relating to projects which are under consideration/implementation level or at the final stage.