In order to overcome acute shortage of accommodation for Government employees and lay base for creation of productive assets, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today ordered constitution of a high-level Committee which will examine and submit recommendations for effective utilization of land sites presently available with the Government for building infrastructure.
The Chief Minister gave these directions here today while chairing a high-level review meeting on the future projects for creation of accommodation by the Estates Department.
Minister for Revenue, Javaid Mustafa Mir, Minister for Public Works, Floriculture, Gardens & Parks, Syed Altaf Bukhari, Chief Secretary, Iqbal Khandey, Principal Secretary, Planning, B. R. Sharma, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, B. B. Vyas and the Administrative Secretaries of Finance, H&UDD, R&B and Revenue Departments, besides Director Estates attended the meeting.
Highlighting the need to build durable assets to overcome shortage of accommodation, the Chief Minister said optimal use of available sites for construction of quarters and flats needs to be ensured. “The Committee will have to suggest how best we can use the land at various sites so that productive assets which are self-sustained by the Estates Department are created on ground,” he added.
The Chief Minister was also briefed about the projects the Estates Department has conceived that envisage going vertical by constructing multi-storied structures at Jawahar Nagar in Srinagar and Gandhi Nagar at Jammu, for which concept plans are at various stages of formulation.
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