Div Com reviews progress on JMRDA Projects; discusses additional projects to be taken up

Calls for expeditious tendering process, work on all infrastructural development projects


JAMMU : Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar, who is also the Additional Chief Executive Officer- Jammu Metropolitan Region Development Authority (JMRDA), today reviewed the progress of work on various projects executed under JMRDA here at a meeting with concerned officers.

It was informed that the main objective of the authority is to secure the orderly and planned development of the Metropolitan Region according to a Regional Development Plan.

The Authority prepares Infrastructural Development Plan (IDP), for the maintenance of a responsible standard of livability in the JMR including Roads, water supply, sewerage disposal, drainage, electricity, solid waste management, public transportation, parking and other amenities.

Preparation of Annual Action Plan for Infrastructure Development, Mobility Management Plan for Improvement and Upgradation of existing Transportation Network including roads, bridges, underpasses etc.

During the meeting the Div Com took stock of present status of ongoing projects including construction of Parking/ Bus terminal, development of pathways, green spaces at Hiranagar Town, development of pathways amenities for Tawi Riverfront project Jammu, preparation of regional, zones plans of JMRDA, development of Bus stand at Vijaypur and various drainage schemes for Jammu city.

The concerned executing agencies apprised the Div Com about the progress on each project. It was informed that the work was in progress on the projects while some projects are at different stages of execution.

The Div Com directed all the concerned departments to expedite the pace of work on all the ongoing projects besides early floating of tenders of pending projects. He instructed the DCs to personally monitor the pace of work and also resolve land issues.

Deputy Commissioners apprised the Div Com about the proposals sent for the infrastructural development in their respective districts.

The Div Com also discussed preparation of plans for current financial year and asked the DCs and concerned departments to identify the works which could be included in the plan like development of parking spaces, development of rotaries, road connectivity, sewerage network etc. He also directed them to early submit the proposals/ DPRs after consultation with the executing agencies of their respective districts for timely approvals of the same.

The meeting was attended by Commissioner JMC, Rahul Yadav; besides officers of Urban Local Bodies, J&K Housing Board Jammu, Engineers of PWD, UEED, Chief Architect J&K, Town Planners and other concerned while Deputy Commissioners of Kathua, Samba, Udhampur and Reasi attended the meeting through video conference.

Pertinently, the JMRD Authority covers 5 districts of Jammu division i.e Jammu, Reasi, Udampur, Samba and Kathua including 30 tehsils and over 1107 revenue villages.