LG has laid the foundation stone of Satellite Township, a residential colony in Srinagar
Srinagar: Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha laid foundation stone for Srinagar Development Authority’s satellite campus at Rah Gund Aksha and residential colony at Bemina, Srinagar.
The transformation taking place in Srinagar, Jammu and their neighboring cities is an expression of sustainable development, the LG said.
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.
Shehjar Heights Housing Colony is a symbol of middle class aspirations. 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.
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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 deputy governor of the capital city said that by achieving the results of infrastructure planning and execution and supporting local development, transformational urban development is taking place in the cities and towns of J&K.
Emphasizing that housing is not only the most important component of the city’s development, but also defines the city’s culture, he emphasized that the aesthetic and cultural values of our city should be reflected in the construction of infrastructure.
Companion 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 jobs, he added.
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Development of services, housing and infrastructure that meet the needs of citizens should be a key component of the master plan. The governor also said that we need to change our approach and pay special attention to meeting the needs of people living in urban areas.
The Deputy Governor also called on elected public representatives and ordinary citizens to play an important role in making the G20 presidential event a success. He also sought suggestions from delegates and people from all over the world to make their visit memorable.
Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu and Chief Secretary Dr. 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.
Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department, informed about the newly launched housing projects.
Aftab Malik, Chairman, GCA Srinagar; Pandurang K Pole, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir; Mohammad Aijaz, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar; Atar Aamir Khan, Commissioner SMC; Dr. Haris Ahmad Khandoo, Srinagar Development Authority and other senior officers of the Bank, Police and Civil Administration attended the event at the Kashmir Convention Centre.