SAC approves Bill to regulate, promote growth of Jammu, Srinagar

JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC), headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik, has approved a Bill to promote and regulate the growth and development in Jammu and Srinagar, officials said Wednesday.

The landmark Metropolitan Regional Development Authorities Bill-2018 aims to set up an integrative institutional framework through metropolitan regional development authorities (MRDAs) for the twin cities, an official spokesman said.

The SAC has observed that these cities have witnessed rapid expansion over the past few decades, thereby, posing huge challenges of urbanisation, he said. (AGENCIES)