Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh today said that modern and quality infrastructure is essential for speedy development of an area and it is the endeavor of present dispensation to upgrade and strengthen the existing infrastructural edifice in the state.He was speaking after laying foundation stone of construction/upgrading of Rehari Nallah downstream Jewel Chowk to its out fall (Phase-2nd) taken up under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) here today.The 577 mtr long sewerage is being executed by UEED through Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) and would be completed at an estimated of Rs. 3.96 crore. The project would benefit residents of Jewel Chowk, Krishna Nagar, Rajinder Nagar, Company Bagh, Canal Road, M. A. Stadium and its adjoining areas.Legislators Rajesh Gupta, Sat Sharma, Commissioner Secretary Housing and Urban Development Hirdesh Kumar, Chief Engineer UEED Haneef Lone, Additional Deputy Commissioner Jammu Arun Manhas, Joint Commissioner JMC Rajesh Sharma, Executive Engineer UEED Rajesh Gupta and other senior officers of concerned departments were also present on the occasion.Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Chief Minister informed that first phase of this project has already been completed and assured that the remaining work would be completed within stipulated time frame. He said that timely and quality completion of projects is priority of the state government which is pre-requisite for accelerating economic, trade and social activities.
He maintained that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi the country is witnessing a tremendous improvement in all fields of development with emphasis on equipping the unattended areas with enhanced basic services.While highlighting various upcoming and completed projects in the city, Deputy Chief Minister said that these projects are path breaking steps towards its development on modern lines. He said these projects including multi-storey parking projects, Jammu Ring Road Project, upcoming ambitious general bus stand multi-facility centre, Maharaja Hari Singh Park, Multi Tier Parking City Chowk and one each parking projects proposed at Panjthirthi and on circular road aim at to give new look to Jammu.Projects like Tawi River Front Development project, Artificial Lake, development of heritage sites including Mubarak Mandi Royal Complex, construction of rope way project across River Tawi upto Mahamaya Temple provide all ingredients for projection of Jammu on global level, he said.Dr. Nirmal Singh further added that move are a foot to make Jammu smart city with better roads, clean surroundings, high end basic facilities. He said with varied national level educational institutions established in here, the city is on way to emerge as a hub of education.He said some political organizations who failed to bring remarkable change in the state economy during their tenure are trying to sabotage the pace of development to hide their failures adding that people are the real judges and they are acknowledging the work of the current dispensation.