KCCI concerned over delay in finalisation of Srinagar Master Plan

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SRINAGAR: President Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Javed Ahmad Tenga has sought government’s attention towards the “unprecedented delay” in finalisation of the Srinagar Master Plan.
In a statement, Tenga said the delay has resulted in complete choking of all legitimate developmental, commercial and infrastructural activities in Srinagar. He said the development of other important towns and tourist spots also suffered due to similar delays.
The inhabitants of the capital city are suffering due to lack of adequate infrastructural growth leading to permanent bottlenecks, jams and congestion of roads, Tenga added.
KCCI president urged the government to revisit the procedure of drafting of master plans which needed to be a time-bound and open exercise.
“The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry has already submitted detailed objections and suggestions incorporating the needs and requirements of a vibrant economy for the consideration of the state government,” Tenga said adding that the delay in finalisation has adversely impacted the economic growth of Jammu and Kashmir.
He hoped that the Srinagar Master Plan would be finalised without any further delay and would positively address the needs and requirements of the business community.