Omar sets up committee to identify land for township

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today constituted a committee to identify suitable land in the periphery of the city for developing a modern township.

Last Updated: Aug 19, 2010, 20:21 PM IST

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah today constituted a committee to identify
suitable land in the periphery of the city for developing a
modern township.

The committee, headed by J and K principal secretary, has
been asked to undertake this task within 15 days, an official
spokesman said.

Reviewing the on-going mega projects at a meeting here,
Omar said, "focus should be on proper rehabilitation and
relocation of people whose residential and commercial
structures are acquired for these projects."

A comprehensive strategy is required to be formulated
in this regard, he said, adding that development of modern
townships and business malls should be a part of the strategy.
Giving his nod to the proposal for multi-storied parking
lots here, Omar said in order to decongest city roads it is
imperative that there are sufficient parking lots.

On the proposed Rs 243.6-crore four-lane expressway and
flyover from Dalgate to Rambagh, he called for integrating the
existing flyover with the proposed elevated expressway, making
Amira Kadal bridge and airport road its part.

Omar said macadamisation of city roads, for which Rs 60
crore had already been approved, should be completed before
October.

PTI

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