JAMMU, Feb 19: To provide better parking facilities to the general public, the Mayor Jammu Municipal Corporation, Chander Mohan Gupta alongwith Advocate Purnima Sharma, Deputy Mayor JMC today kick started the construction work of much needed parking facility at vacant land situated just backside of Neta Ji Subash Chander Bose Park at Town Hall Jammu
Speaking on the occasion, Mayor said that due to heavy rush of general public who visits the JMC in connection with their routine official work, there often remains frequent traffic jam of vehicles in the premises of Town Hall Jammu and in order to provide some relief in this behalf, JMC has started the construction work of two level parking with an approved cost of Rs 258.40 lacs only.
He further informed that there will be capacity of 20 number of 4-wheelers & 34 number of two wheelers for parking at Ground floor having 597 sq.mt area as well as 20 number of 4 wheelers for parking at basement having 560 sq.mt area.
Besides this, Mayor alongwith Sham Lal Basson, Councillor of Ward number 48; Sharda Kumari, Councillor of Ward number 47; Dr Saleem-Ur-Rehman, Director Health Services Jammu; Dr J P Singh, Chief Medical Officer Jammu; R K Chadha, Liaison Officer, Health Department; Mahant Maha Dev Saraswati of Har-Ki-Podhi Mandir and other prominent inhabitants of Bahu Fort also conducted an extensive tour of Bahu Fort area and took stock of the non-functioning of Nav Durga Charitable Hospital situated near Bagh-e-Bahu.
Councillor of Ward number 47 & 48 told the Mayor that there is urgent need of providing Health facilities at this Hospital to the residents of Bahu Fort and its adjoining localities who mostly belongs to poor families and cannot afford heavy expenditure on even the medical checkup and other health facilities as they are daily earners.
Mayor directed the Director Health Services & his team to take appropriate measures in consultation with both the Councillors & Mahant Ji so that Nav Durga Charitable Hospital can be made functional as early as possible and the poor and needy inhabitants can take full benefit of this hospital.