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Plan to develop Leh and Kargil in Ladakh on pattern of smart cities

Last Updated on May 11, 2021 at 4:57 pm

Commissioner Secretary, Ajeet Kumar Sahu convened a meeting of the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUDD) to review the status of various ongoing projects in both districts.  

While reviewing the progress of preparing plans for Smart Cities, he asked the Director to ensure early hiring of UT-level PMU and also to complete the formalities of setting up of special purpose vehicle so that detail plans are prepared in a time-bound manner. The meeting was informed that the work on the Master Plan of Leh is at an advanced stage while the tender has already floated for preparing the Master Plan of Kargil town. Com Secy asked the director to ensure early evaluation of bids and allotment of the contract for the purpose.

Director informed that for construction of winter-friendly bus stops at various locations in Kargil have been allotted and work will start soon whereas locations of Leh are yet to be finalized. The Com/Secy asked the director to immediately constitute a committee of field officers to finalize the locations and issue of tenders within the next 20 days.

Commissioner Secretary Sahu also reviewed the status of the work of treatment of the identified traffic bottleneck spots and asked the officials to get the status report from NHIDCL soon. He also reviewed the status of construction of the slaughterhouse, STP, multi-tier parking, water ATM, streetlight and the truck terminal works in both the cities. He later asked the concerned officials to get the works expedited and complete in a time-bound manner. He also issued directions for early blacktopping and construction of footpaths along all the roads in both the town as it has been accorded top priority by the UT administration.

He also reviewed the status of implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM), AMRUT, UIDSSMT and Swanidhi Yojana and asked all concerned to achieve the targets as stipulated. He asked the Director to review the progress under these schemes with concerned executing agencies to avoid any delay. 

Amit Chandel, Director, Housing and Urban Development; Executive Officers of Municipal Committee, Leh/Kargil besides the officers and officials of Secretariat attended the meeting.