Srinagar, Dec 6: Srinagar Development Authority is likely to present the final draft of Srinagar Master Plan to State Cabinet for approval in the beginning of next month.
Highly placed sources said that nearly three hundred suggestions have been received by the authority which are being scrutinized in order to incorporate them in the final draft.
If sources are to be believed the preparation of the final draft has also hit a road block as the Irrigation and Flood Control Department has raised objections with regard to Shalimar and Athwajan flood zones. However the sources added that a high level meeting involving Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh and Irrigation and Flood Control Minister Sham Chowdhary besides senior officers of various departments is on cards to iron out the differences.
Meanwhile, a meeting of senior officers of various departments headed by Administrative Secretary Housing and Local Bodies was held on Wednesday in Srinagar to review the progress of the preparation of final draft.
Vice Chairman SDA Abdul Majid Raina said that nearly 287 objections and suggestions have been received by SDA which were discussed during today’s meeting. He said it will still take nearly twenty days to scrutinize all the suggestions that would allow committee to decide which one is to be incorporated in the final draft.
Raina further said hat a comprehensive strategy is being adopted to prepare a full proof final draft that was likely to be submitted to state cabinet in the beginning of coming year.
In the meantime the committee decided to constitute a Sub-Committee headed by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, which shall submit the detailed report within 15 days to the chairman of the Committee.
It was also decided that after completion of scrutinizing the objections/suggestions a meeting under the chairmanship of Deputy Chief Minister will be held and Minister for I&FC Department, MLA’s and Chief Engineer will be also requested to attend the meet, so that a comprehensive and detailed document is presented before the state Cabinet.
The meeting was attended by the constituted Committee members viz Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Commissioner SMC, Vice Chairman SDA(Member Secretary), representative of Vice Chairman LAWDA, besides other officers of SDA and Town Planning Organization, Kashmir. (KNS)
A meeting of the Committee of Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) was held here today to scrutinize the objections and suggestions regarding Srinagar Master Plan (2015-2035).
Held under the chairmanship of Commissioner Secretary H&UDD, Hirdesh Kumar, the meeting was attended by the Committee members including Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Syed Aabid Rashid, Commissioner SMC, Riyaz Ahmad, Vice-Chairman SDA (member secretary), representative of Vice-Chairman LAWDA, and other officers of SDA and Town Planning organization Kashmir.
The meeting was informed that 287 objections, suggestions regarding the Master Plan were received from general public and representatives of various associations and organizations. The Committee decided to constitute a sub-committee headed by DC Srinagar, which shall submit the detailed report within 15 days to the Chairman of the Committee.