2-day workshop on Smart City Mission begins

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 8: The Hou-sing and Urban Development Department today organised two day workshop on ‘Smart City Mission’ for Jammu and Srinagar cities.
The workshop is being held under the chairmanship of Hirdesh Kumar Singh, Commissioner /Secretary Housi-ng & Urban Development Department, wherein Dr. Man-mohan Singh, Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation, Dr. Shafqat Khan, Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation, R.S Jamwal, Jt. Commissioner (Adm.), JMC and officers from various line departments both from Jammu and Srinagar cities are participating.
On the inaugural day of  the  workshop, proposal of Jammu city  prepared by M/s Voyants Solutions Pvt. Ltd. was put to threadbare discussion. The participants discussed  various components of the proposal including massive participation of citizens and all stakeholders through various modes, importance of historical places and monuments in the smart city proposal, PAN city projects such as solid waste management, clean and green city, clean environment, mass rapid transport system, vision focusing on tourism, trade, heritage and convergence, categorization of projects, duration for their completion, finance and implementation framework, source of revenues, sanitation, water supply, smart parking, innovative use of open spaces by way of green patches, wall paintings, bio-toilets, open gyms etc.
Commissioner/Secretary directed all the participants to share the information relating to projects which are under consideration/implementation level or at the final stage.

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