Will make ‘crown’ more adorable; says new SMC Commissioner

Srinagar: The newly appointed Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC commissioner. Riyaz Ahmad Wani on Thursday said that he will work to make the ‘crown’ more adorable and beautiful.

Wani who joined to his new posting on Wednesday said that the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has described the Srinagar city as the ‘crown’ of the state. “My responsibility will be to make this crown more adorable and beautiful,” he said.

Earlier, Dr Shafqat Khan was holding the charge of SMC commissioner and was transferred on Tuesday evening while Wani was assigned the post of SMC Commissioner.

“My priority will be to upkeep and adore this crown,” he said.

“Extensive planning has already been done for development and beautification of the city, and my responsibility and priority will be to execute and monitor it within time limit,” Wani said.

He said that under Smart city project, AMRUT for streaming urban transport system, the city will become more modernized and beautiful.

“35 places in the city have been identified by SMC for creating of green corridors, cycling and walking corridors will be built for the citizens,” he said.

For sanitation, Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan campaign will be carried forward, and a project funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) will be allotted soon for further sanitation and cleanliness process of the city, he said.

He said that face-lifting of the city t has been done but that need further improvement.

He appealed all the stakeholders-citizens, employees, visitors- for cooperation with SMC for upkeep and beautification of the city.

About challenges facing SMC, he said that winter in falling, snow clearance and water logging are the immediate ones for which SMC “will make advance preparations to overcome these challenges”. 


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