Master Plan 2001-2021 damaged Srinagar’s heritage, old city: new master plan report

Master Plan 2001-2021 damaged Srinagar’s heritage, old city: new master plan report

SRINAGAR: Srinagar’s built heritage and historic monuments, especially in the old city, were rendered as “violations” of municipal laws by the master plan under which the city was being developed for the past 18 years. Implementation of such flawed policy led to the “dilapidation” of the old city and “adversely affected” urban design. This has […]

Land under government forces ‘major impediment in city’s development’: Srinagar Master Plan report

Land under government forces ‘major impediment in city’s development’: Srinagar Master Plan report

SRINAGAR: So much of Srinagar – “every nook and corner” – has been occupied by the military and paramilitary establishment that little land is left for infrastructure and development projects, says the Srinagar Metropolitan Plan (SMP) 2035 report, the city’s “master plan” that has recently been approved by the state administrative council (SAC) headed by […]

No progress on commercial courts set in motion last year

No progress on commercial courts set in motion last year

SRINAGAR: The establishment of commercial courts set in motion by the Governor led administration last year is yet to make any practical progress. The aim behind the establishment of courts was to reduce work load from existing courts, and offer speedy justice to an aggrieved party, pushing commercial activity in the state. The enactment of […]

Move afoot to disqualify SMC mayor

Move afoot to disqualify SMC mayor

SRINGAR: Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-backed mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) is yet to complete six months in office, a period during which no action can be taken against the mayor, a rebellion aimed at moving a no-confidence motion against him has begun to brew. The move, if successful, will disqualify Mayor […]

To be efficient, SMC needs complete revamp: ex-commissioners

To be efficient, SMC needs complete revamp: ex-commissioners

SRINAGAR: Srinagar Municipal Corporation’s (SMC) Mayor Junaid Mattu and his Deputy Sheikh Imran’s claims of making the SMC incorruptible and efficient are difficult to attain until there is a complete revamp of the corporation. Kashmir Reader spoke to three former SMC commissioners, all of whom are serving in other government departments now, as well as […]

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