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Jammu city to get ‘smart’ makeover, JMC signs MoU

Last Updated on August 28, 2021 at 3:21 pm

Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) to serve as a foundation for developing highly informed quality landscape projects across Jammu city.

The MoU was signed by Avny Lavasa in her capacity as Commissioner, JMC and CEO Jammu Smart City and Nagendra Singh Jamwal, Registrar, SMVDU.

The areas of collaboration outlined in the five-year agreement cover the landscape planning and design works, essentially envisioned at transforming Jammu city as Smart City under the flagship Smart City Mission of the Government of India.

As per the MoU, the highly experienced faculty of School of Architecture & Landscape Design, SMVDU, shall provide services with respect to site appraisal and suitability, site planning, landform and grading, surface drainage design and water management, irrigation design, open space design – hard and soft areas, planting design, landscape structures and features, garden furniture design, illumination design, graphic design and signage, tendering services, periodic inspection and evaluation works.

On the other hand, JMC shall provide, inter-alia, detailed requirements of the project; property lease/ ownership documents, where applicable; site plan to a suitable scale, showing boundaries, contours at suitable intervals, existing physical features including any existing roads, paths, trees, existing structures, existing service and utility lines and such lines to which the proposed service can be connected.

“JMC is obliged to give effect to the professional advice of the University,” the MoU reads.