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These Chowks in Jammu will be renamed as per a resolution by JMC

Last Updated on March 9, 2021 at 10:20 pm

The General House Meeting (GHM) of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) passed many resolutions which named and renamed many Chowks.

Chander Mohan Gupta, JMC Mayor, informed that almost all the 36-37 resolutions introduced were passed in the house. He also said that an important resolution concerned with naming Chowk at fourth Tawi Bridge as Major Som Nath Chowk was passed unanimously in the House. Gupta told that Major Som Nath Sharma was a brave Army officer and was the first to receive Param Vir Chakra (PVC), highest gallantry award in Indian Army.

Sham Lal Basson, Independent Councillor, raised his demand to rename Police Station Chowk at Bahu Fort road as Savitri Bai Phule, the first lady teacher of India. This resolution was also passed in the House.

Dwarka Nath Chowdhary, Congress leader, introduced resolution on Property Tax in the House. This resolution was also passed and the Mayor assured that such tax will not be levied on the people of Jammu in any form. Earlier, there were speculations that this tax could be imposed under the name of Development Tax.

A Councillor had brought a resolution in the GHM for naming road at Bahu Plaza area from Jain Chowk to Ambedkar Chowk as Dr Shama Prasad Mukherjee Marg. Another resolution was also introduced for allowing to open meat shops in Navratra days because when these shops are closed then it affects income of people whose livelihood is dependent on the business. However, the entire House unanimously opposed the proposal and it could not be passed because of such opposition.

Councillor Shama Akhtar demanded regularisation of residential colonies in Sidhra. She alleged that Jammu Development Authority and other such agencies harass people of Sidhra when they start any construction work. She also said that people in her administrative region are having problems with defunct hand pumps.

BJP Councillor Arun Khanna introduced a resolution demanding proper demarcation of Ward areas and exclusive voter lists for Municipal elections. Both of these resolutions were passed.

Councillor Jeet Angral demanded that old and damaged quarters within JMC limits in all 75 Wards of Jammu should be declared unsafe. Moreover, he introduced a resolution to demolish these old structures and make a multi-storeyed structure in their place with basement parking on a rent basis. This resolution was also passed unanimously.

The House assembled at around 10:30 AM in the morning and functioned till 2.30 in the day.