Srinagar, August 16 : Srinagar, after being included in the “Smart Cities Mission”, will go through a major transformation in the coming years as the state government is planning a major infrastructure development.
Srinagar Municipal Commissioner Shafkat Khan said that Rs. 1000 crore would be spent on various projects to develop the old-city areas of Srinagar.
“The Shahr-e-Khaas or Old Srinagar city areas will be developed. The Jamia Masjid, Maharaj Gunj, and other historical areas will be upgraded. Besides, urban mobility, disaster management and solid waste management will be introduced and developed. All in all, the smart city is a very good project,” Khan said.
He also said that under the smart city project, river beautification would be carried out, civil lines areas would be developed, and cycle tracks would also be made, among other works.
“Under the Smart City project, there will be Smart buses, GPs, craft centers, business district etc. The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has started installing new street lights at the Lal Chowk giving it a new look,” the Municipal Commissioner said.