J&K LG Reviews Status Of Ongoing Housing & Urban Development Projects

| Updated: 23 July, 2022 2:10 am IST

SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday reviewed the status of ongoing projects of the Housing and Urban Development Department during a high-level meeting to assess the functioning of the department, at the Civil Secretariat here.

During the meeting, the Lt Governor took several important decisions to resolve the bottlenecks and expedite the execution of the flagship programmes.

The Lt Governor sought the status of deliverables under various projects and schemes like eBuses, Housing Colonies, Integrated Townships, PM SVANidhi, PMAY, AMRUT, Smart Cities and SBM/SWM. He directed the officials to double their efforts, besides meeting the set timelines and ensuring the utilisation of funds for the early and effective completion of the projects.

The Lt Governor directed the Housing & Urban Development Department (H&UDD) to shortlist the projects to be completed on mission mode and submit the timelines for their completion at the earliest.

On the process of procurement of eBuses, the Lt Governor was apprised that the delivery of buses in the pilot phase would be done by October 31 this year.

The Lt Governor directed the concerned officers to make provisions with better coordination and convergence of departments for effective disposal of building permissions by the authorities, ensuring hassle-free services to common citizens.

Enquiring about the implementation of the skill training program in the construction sector, the Lt Governor directed for the completion of the said training for up-skilling of construction workers in a fixed timeframe.

The Lt Governor also sought progress on the achievement of ODF plus status for all ULBs in J&K and on developing Waste Management Systems.

Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Secretary, H&UDD gave a detailed presentation on the progress achieved under various projects by the department.

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