Srinagar, Dec 14 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the first satellite township to decongest the city and meet the growing affordable housing needs of the population in Srinagar.
The Lieutenant Governor laid the foundation stone of Shehjar Heights Housing Colony, a symbol of middle class aspirations in Srinagar Development Authority Satellite Town at Rah Gund Aksha, Srinagar and Bemina Housing Colony in Srinagar.
Congratulating the SDA authorities for setting up the first satellite township in Kashmir district, the new initiative aims to decongest the city and meet the growing population’s need for affordable housing.
He added that the two projects will provide families with quality and valuable living space, as well as act as drivers of economic development and unlock local economic potential.
The governor emphasized the need to increase the speed and scale of construction in accordance with the needs of the growing population.
He directed H&UDD to review the projects from time to time to ensure timely completion of these projects.
The governor added that the town will be built independently with the infrastructure of enterprises, offices, trade, organization buildings, hotels and other facilities, and will provide comfortable working and living conditions.
It is worth noting that the new Medical and High Court complex is being built next to the campus, which will make the area around Srinagar another bustling hub.
The campus will have planned residential clusters with neighborhood-level health and education facilities. The Shehjar Heights residential colony in Bemina will have a market road network with paved roads, club house with swimming pool, gymnasium, community hall and shopping mall.
The Lt. Governor said transformational urbanization is taking place in the cities and towns of J&K by achieving results in infrastructure planning and execution and supporting local development.
The ongoing transformation in Srinagar, Jammu and their neighboring cities is an expression of sustainable development, said the Lieutenant Governor.
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