In order to give a new shape to the twin capitals of Jammu and Srinagar, the government has embarked on the path of different prestigious projects in these two cities.
Smart Cities Project will promote eco-balance in Jammu, Srinagar cities, enhance quality of life, living standards of citizens and will give a new shape to these prestigious cities.
Under the Smart Cities Project, open spaces – parks, playgrounds, and recreational spaces are being preserved and developed in order to enhance the quality of life of citizens, reduce the urban heat effects in areas and generally promote eco-balance in Jammu and Srinagar cities.
Smart City Mission was launched by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) GoI by which 100 cities were to be selected for Urban renewal and retrofitting with the objective to promote cities that provide core infrastructure, give a decent quality of life to their citizens and apply smart solutions to improve services and infrastructure.
Speaking at an event recently, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha asked the Jammu and Srinagar Municipal Corporations to develop Smart Cities as Climate Smart Cities and run a year long campaign “City with Nature” with public participation to prevent water, air and plastic pollution. He further advised all the government departments to achieve the goals of bringing an end to the use of single-use plastic, and strengthening the Waste Management System.