The Mayor Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), Rajinder Sharma on Tuesday chaired a City Level Advisory Forum (CLAF) meeting and reviewed the status of projects being executed by the Jammu Smart City Limited (JSCL).
The meeting was attended by Member of Parliament, Jugal Kishore; Deputy Mayor, JMC, Baldev Singh Billawaria; CEO, JSCL, Rahul Yadav; Additional CEO, JSCL Rakesh Gupta; Technical Sham Lal Kapoor; General Manager Finance, JSCL, Ashish Anand and officials of other concerned departments.
At the outset, CEO, JSCL, Rahul Yadav gave a detailed presentation on the works taken up and completed so far by Jammu Smart City under Smart Cities Mission of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
The chair was informed the 75 projects of worth Rs 1280.84 crore have been completed while the 53 projects are being executed. It was told in the meeting that the main components of the JSCL are City Beautification, Smart Urban Mobility, Disaster Management, Efficient Green Initiatives and IT Enabled Infrastructure.
“Efforts are being made to complete ambitious projects like Development of Tawi River Front, Integrated Command & Control Center (ICCC) and Street Development Apsara Road in time frame,” CEO JSCL said.
Speaking on the occasion, Mayor emphasised for proper utilisation of funds. He added that the developmental projects under Smart City will usher new era for Jammu City in terms of tourism footfall as well as for employment opportunities.
He added that synergy between all departments crucial for execution of projects in time bound manner. He asked all the departments to maintain synergy for making Jammu a most developed city.
He further directed officials to monthly review meeting. MP Jugal Kishore lauds JSCL for executing projects in time bound manner. He asked officials to involve all stakeholders for better execution of projects.
Thereafter, valuable suggestions, views and inputs were shared by all the participants. Meanwhile, the participants extended their unending support to JSCL for successful and timely completion of the projects.
Other officials who were present in the meeting Pankaj Magotra Vice Chairman JDA; Dr Shabir Husain, MD, J&K Housing Board, Tilak Raj, DGM J&K Housing Board, Anil K Atri, Wildlife Warden Jammu; Ashwani Kumar Superintended, UEED Engineer Sewerage & Drainage; Sunil Singh, DFO Urban Jammu; Vikrant Sharma, Floriculture Officer Jammu; Rajpal Singh, Additional SP Traffic; Mamta Sharma Deputy Director, Directorate of School Education, Jammu; Dr P R Dhar, JKEDA, S&T CEO; Sunaina Sharma Joint Director Tourism Department; Rajesh Sumbria JC (W), JMC; Rajinder Gupta SE, JPDCL and Rajinder Koul Executive Engineer JDA.