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LG Ladakh directs H&UD Dept to bring Leh and Kargil into country’s top 10 cleanest cities

Last Updated on August 13, 2021 at 4:39 pm

Third in series of the Ladakh Development Conclave was chaired by Lt. Governor RK Mathur at the Ladakh Club building in Leh to discuss the perspective plans of the Housing & Urban Development sector.

The conclave commenced with a presentation of an overview of the Vision and status of various proposed and ongoing projects under the Housing & Urban Development Department by Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Commissioner Secretary, H&UD, covering various aspects of urban planning, mobility, public utilities, beautification, sanitation etc.

Addressing the event, Lt. Governor RK Mathur stressed the need for coordinated sustained efforts by all stakeholders to materialize the vision of 2050 of sustainable development in Ladakh.

He stated that the executing agencies need to take climate changes into consideration while designing any infrastructure project. He said that some water-related disasters are unavoidable but the ones caused by unplanned constructions blocking the paths of the non-perennial waterways and flood plains must be prevented by proper planning.

In terms of mobility and transportation, LG Mathur complimented the Traffic Police Department of Leh and the intervention of the Chairman LAHDC Leh in solving the traffic congestion issue in the town. He asked for a similar effort to be made for Kargil.

Alongside the event, LG Mathur virtually inaugurated the Water ATMs for Leh town. Ten Water ATMs have been stationed at different locations across the Leh town and peripheral areas.