Urban development, Housing and TCP Minister Sarveen Chaudhary while presiding over a review meeting of HIMUDA here today, stressed to complete all the developmental projects in time bound manner. She said no compromise would be tolerated in the quality of works and complete transparency should be maintained in the departmental affairs.She directed to expedite the work on HIMUDA projects which were either not started or were going on a slow pace. The demand of housing and commercial units was huge and a comprehensive plan should be prepared to meet the housing demand of the people as they had great expectations from the department.Smt. Chaudhary said that HIMUDA has developed 17,229 houses, flats and plots so far while construction of 146 flats and development of 181 plots was under progress. Moreover, four housing colonies at Sheel, Dharmapur, Trilokpur and Rajwari were in pipeline, she added.The Minister directed to prepare plan for first 100 days highlighting the priority of works with the projection of cost and resource management. She also directed the department for launching cleanliness drive in the state.Additional Chief Secretary, UD, TCP and Housing Shri Tarun Kapoor said it was a big challenge before the HIMUDA to fulfill the housing demand of the people especially the poor and middle income group. He underscored the need for planned and systematic development of housing colonies with new design and specifications.CEO, HIMUDA Shri Dinesh Kashyap, Chief Engineer Shri Umesh Sharma and other officers of the department attended the meeting.
Review meeting of Urban Development department
Sarveen Chaudhary emphasized the need for best utilization of the funds and speeding up various projects so that these could be completed in a stipulated time period and allotted budget. She said close coordination should be ensured with the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) for effective implementation of various schemes.The Minister, who was presiding over a review meeting of Urban Development department here today, said that there was need to monitor and execute centrally and state sponsored schemes expeditiously as these were time-bound.The Minister said five clusters would be set up for solid waste management at Baddi, Hamirpur, Kangra, Shimla and Mandi. She directed to work with close coordination with Shimla and Dharamshala Municipal Corporations which were developed as Smart Cities. She also directed to speed up the work on constructing vendor markets in different parts of the state. Keeping in view the scarcity of parking slots in the urban areas, she asked to explore possibilities of creating parking spaces.She also directed the department to prepare a road map for 100 days for the developmental projects.It was informed in the meeting that so far 46 ULBs out of total 54 have been covered under sewerage system.Director, HIMUDA Dr. D.K Gupta, Commissioner, MC Shimla Shri Rohit Jamwal, Executive Director, HIMUDA Shri Naresh Thakur and other senior officers attended the meeting.