March 2018 News

Metro Train, Smart City Projects For Srinagar In Pipeline

24 March 2018
Brighter Kashmir

Srinagar: The Metro Train and Smart City projects, costing Rs 18781 crore, are in the pipeline for summer capital city, Srinagar, Minister of State for Health & Medical Education, Housing & Urban Development, Asiea Naqash said. She said that Metro train projects at an estimated cost of Rs 15881 crore and Smart city projects at an estimated cost of Rs 2900 crores are in pipeline for the Capital city, an official spokesman said on Saturday. She said the Government has already spent Rs 3.93 crore out of the total Rs 4.29 crore to beautify the area around historic Jamia Masjid premises including developing market and improving light system in the down town city. She said the revival projects of Solina Silk Factory and Bemina Woolen Mills have been approved while for the development of Kashmir Haat on modern lines project worth Rs 42 crores stands sanctioned. While informing about the developmental projects of Hazratbal Constituency, she said new Women's College is coming up on 60 kanals of land at Batpora. With regards to healthcare facilities in the constituency, she said that Mini Maternity Centre cum Hospital is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 12.83 crore in Zakura. Talking about Hazratbal shrine beautification project, Minister said Rs 42 crores have been already allocated which would further enhance the beauty of revered shrine. With regard to drainage work at Rainawari, a total of Rs 18 crores have been sanctioned under AMRUT Scheme while work on Hazratbal-Batpora road would commence soon.