Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government is
planning to transform central Kashmir`s Budgam district into
a modern satellite and mega city of the state.
The concept of `Budgam Master Plan` was reviewed at a
meeting chaired by Minister for Animal and Sheep Husbandry Aga
Syed Ruhullah and senior officials, including the Chief Town
Planner discussed the plan, an official spokesman said.
"It was unanimously agreed that attention is required
to develop Budgam as a modern satellite and one of the mega
cities of the state," the spokesman said.
The master plan has made provisions for earmarking large
chunks of land for residential and commercial purposes and for
public utilities, the spokesman said.
Ruhullah has called for preserving the natural landscape
of the district, while emphasising the work on the link roads
and town roads should be completed at a fast pace so that
double and triple laning system is introduced in the district.
"They have also called for special attention for the
protection of the environment in the district," he added.