Intelligent traffic signals project a non-starter in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Much awaited intelligent traffic signals project started by Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) is yet to be completed and the agency working on the project has been issued show cause notice over delay in completion of work. SMC had hired Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd (DIMTS), a Delhi-based transport consultancy and infrastructure Development Company, […]

Drones to be deployed for mapping Dal peripheries

Srinagar: The authorities will be using drones to carry out detailed mapping of Dal lake periphery that will not only help them upgrade their records but maintain a close watch on any encroachments around the lake. The first phase that will witness a month long aerial topographical survey will be conducted by the Lakes and […]

Boulevard sidewalks in dilapidated condition

SRINAGAR: While the government is spending crores of rupees on tourism publicity, Boulevard sidewalks are in dilapidated condition and authorities have failed to facelift this stretch. The pavement has not been repaired after the Power Development Department excavated land for installation of underground power lines. Roads and Buildings (R&B) department has failed to complete the […]

Govt to set up 5 smart zones for street vendors in Srinagar

Govt to set up 5 smart zones for street vendors in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Government is proposing to set up five smart zones to rehabilitate registered street vendors in the city. The vendors can seen in major markets of the city including Batamaloo, Dalgate, Jehangir Chowk, Polo View, Hari Singh High Street (HSHS), Qamarwari, Parimpora, Hazratbal, Kak Sarai Karan Nagar and other areas of the Srinagar city Earlier, […]

Blossom returns to Madine Sahab rooftop after 10 years

Srinagar: Sultanate-era monument Madine Sahab in old Srinagar is all set to regain its crown of blooming flowers after ten desolate years. With great effort, the J&K archaeology department has refurbished the monument’s roof by laying a new layer of soil and planting the blue bulbous flowering plants that have traditionally grown on it. The […]

Upper reaches receive snow, rains lash plains

MeT predicts more snow, rains in Valley

Srinagar: Upper reaches in the Valley on Tuesday experienced fresh snow while rains lashed plains including Srinagar bringing down mercury. After a week-long dry weather, higher reaches of north Kashmir including Gulmarg, hills of Uri, Handwara, Kupwara and Bandipora received fresh snowfall from Tuesday morning. An official in Gulmarg said that the tourist resort received […]

Srinagar beautification project gets nod

SMC mulls to built 2 fountains in each ward

Srinagar: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation has cleared a major project for beautification of the city. Giving details of the project, an official said that 148 fountains will be constructed in the coming months in Srinagar. The fountains will come up in all 74 wards of the city, he said. This means each ward will have […]

Rakh-e-Arth colony without civic amenities, official blames lack of funds

SRINAGAR: Rakh-e-Arth housing colony residents say that government has failed provide them civic amenities for last seven years – which is causing them inconvenience and adding to their woes. As per the residents, the hospital and school building are under construction for last three years – but the process is very slow. “We are facing […]

Casual SMC workers threaten strike after unpaid salary

Casual SMC workers threaten strike after unpaid salary

SRINAGAR: Sanitation staffers engaged by Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on consolidated basis have threatened to go on an indefinite strike over unpaid salary for more than six months. Employees said they are only receiving meagre remuneration and the Corporation is not able to pay them on time. “We don’t have money to feed our families […]

Street vendors yet to be rehabilitated by SMC even after HC order

SRINAGAR: Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has failed to rehabilitate and relocate street vendors occupying roads and footpaths in the city despite high court’s order of removing them from different places. Vendors were evicted by the authorities several times, but they reappeared as the government has no concrete policy for them. On May 2017, J&K High […]

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