City on banks
Srinagar city has historically remained on the bank of river Jhelum right from Pandrethan up to its journey to Downtown Srinagar. Under the smart city projects, the government is trying to give a facelift to the river banks in the Srinagar city to enhance its face and beauty.
The projects which have been completed in Srinagar are Beautification along Jhelum Bund, Revetment and Embankments along River Banks, Improvement of Ghats along Jhelum, Area Illumination along River banks, Pedestrian Walkways and Footpaths, Boardwalks, walkways and cycle tracks (Chounthe Koulle – Behind J&KBank Hdqtrs), Boardwalks, walkways and cycle tracks, (Nallah–i–Mar and Brari Nambal) and Upgradation of Historical Markets Phase I (Maharaj Gunj).
Similarly in Jammu, ramp-based multi car parking has been constructed at a cost of Rs 201.66 crore at General Bus Stand with capacity of 80 buses and 1312 cars. Other projects which have been completed are Reverse Vending Machine, Refuse Compactor, Two Bin Segregation Dust Bins, GPS enabled Vehicles for waste collection, City Chowk Parking and Smart Bus Stop.
These new initiatives will cater to the needs of the people of J&K with a vision of evolving them through the use of modern IT and other interventions enabling seamless information access and better service delivery.
Srinagar Smart City hosted the 5th National Smart Cities Virtual Conclave in partnership with GovConnect! in November which witnessed discussions and idea-sharing on building smart, resilient and sustainable cities with participants from across the country.
The digital delivery of urban citizens services has been started to ease the process of availing the services of government departments in twin cities. The services included Building Permission System, issuance of Non-Objection Certificates for commercial activities, birth and death certificates and corrections.