Highlighting the government’s efforts to modernize J&K’s urban landscape, the LG said that J&K’s cities and towns are experiencing transformative urbanization that has resulted in infrastructural planning and execution, supporting local development.
“The ongoing transformation in Srinagar, Jammu and their neighboring cities is an expression of sustainable development,” the LG said.
He pointed out that housing is the most important component of the city’s development and defines the culture of the city, and emphasized that the infrastructure under construction should reflect the aesthetic and cultural values of our city.
“Satellite cities and residential colonies will accelerate economic activity in J&K, augment our efforts to meet the challenges of urbanization and provide better housing to people. It will also create large-scale skilled and unskilled employment,” LG said. “Continuous delivery of services, housing, and development of infrastructure to meet the needs of citizens should be a key component of the overall plan. We also need to change our approach and pay special attention to meeting the needs of the people living in the city.”
He also appealed to elected public representatives and the people to play an important role in the success of the G20 presidency.
LG also sought input from delegates and people from around the world on how to make their visit memorable.
Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu and Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the need for satellite towns and housing colonies to meet the growing housing needs of the city’s population.
Principal Secretary, HUDD Sh Dheeraj Gupta briefed about newly launched housing projects.
DDC Chairman Srinagar Aftab Malik, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Muhammad Aijaz, SMC Commissioner Athar Aamir Khan and VC SDA Haris Ahmad Khandoo were also present.