Tara Chand conducts Srinagar city tour

Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand interacting with trades, senior citizens and shopkeepers at Srinagar on Tuesday.
Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand interacting with trades, senior citizens and shopkeepers at Srinagar on Tuesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand interacting with trades, senior citizens and shopkeepers at Srinagar on Tuesday.
Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand interacting with trades, senior citizens and shopkeepers at Srinagar on Tuesday.

SRINAGAR, May 1: Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand today conducted tour of Srinagar city and interacted with traders, senior citizens and shopkeepers. He also visited Lal Chowk and Budshah Chowk.
The Deputy Chief Minister issued on spot orders for beautification of Lal Chowk and Budshah Chowk and its pavements. He directed Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation for installation of dust bins in the areas and to ensure full sanitation of entire city.
Mr. Tara Chand also visited Sangarmall Shopping Complex where he interacted with senior citizens, traders and representative of various shopkeeper associations.
Earlier, the Deputy Chief Minister chaired a meeting at Banquet Hall to discuss various steps being taken by Srinagar Municipal Corporation for beautification of Srinagar city.
The meeting was attended among others by traders, various associations of shopkeepers, hotels and other senior officers.
The meeting discussed threadbare various issues including sanitation, conservation of Dal Lake and shifting of Dal dwellers, sewerage and drainage problems, facilities to tourists, smooth functioning of street lights, widening of various city roads including Boulevard road etc.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that an amount of  Rs. 15 crore is being spent for modern drainage system in Srinagar city to solve the problem of water logging. He said that a number of steps have already been taken for the beautification of Srinagar City especially in connection with sanitation. He further said that a number of STPs have already been completed. He said that shifting of Dal dwellers to newly established colony is under progress and the land vacated by them would be included with Dal Lake.
He  directed Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation to ensure the proper functioning of street lights, adding it is the responsibility of all stakeholders to cooperate with the Government machinery for the conservation of world famous Dal Lake which plays a major role in attracting the tourists all over the world.
However, Mr. Tara Chand stressed for the congenial atmosphere and said the peace is imperative for not only overall development of the State but also boosting the tourism sector in the State which gives a lot of employment opportunities to the educated unemployed youth.

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