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Jammu Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Friday inaugurated the Polo View market of Srinagar city.
Sinha said that Polo View market has been transformed into a pedestrian-oriented high street that will attract more footfall, increase retail sales, improve the experience of visitors and it will make the area more liveable.
He said the holistic approach in developing urban infrastructure is focused on Individual’s well-being, new avenues & opportunities for the people for more diversified incomes, improved service delivery, mobility, cleanliness and achieving the objectives of sustainable urban development.
A Government spokesperson said that Sinha inaugurated three Srinagar Smart City Projects and 25 Urban Local bodies (ULB) projects, today.
Of the three Smart City Projects, Polo View has been transformed into Pedestrian-Oriented Shopping Street, Abi Guzar Shiv temple has been renovated and dedicated to the people and Smart Advanced Traffic Management vehicles have been included in the fleet for Srinagar Smart City.
LG said that the Polo View market is just the beginning. In the coming days, Srinagar Smart City is developing similar markets in areas like Residency Road, Lal Chowk, and the old city.
The newly inaugurated projects are the testimony to our commitment to improving urban environment, he said.
Citizens are now co-constructing policies so that infrastructure projects are developed as per the needs of the people, he added.
The Government spokesperson said that Lt Governor interacted with the shopkeepers and presented a token of appreciation to the Traders association for their cooperation at Polo View.
Bicycle-sharing facilities for different locations in the city were also inaugurated on the occasion by the Lt Governor.
Junaid Azim Mattu, Mayor SMC; Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, Divisional Commissioner Vijay Kumar, ADGP Kashmir; Kashmir; Athar Amir Khan, Commissioner SMC and CEO Srinagar Smart City; ULB members, senior officials, and prominent citizens were present. [KNT]