Chief Secretary discusses modalities to start Srinagar Water Transport System

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Jammu: Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Wednesday chaired a meeting here to discuss the modalities towards operationalization of phase-1 of the Srinagar Water Transport System.

Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Secretary, PHE and I&FC, Mr Anuj Malhotra Traffic Advisor, J&K and senior officers of various departments attended the meeting. Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir participated in the meeting via video conferencing.

The phase-1 of the Srinagar Transport System involves navigation in specific stretches of River Jhelum and Dal Lake through motor boats and motorized Shikara service.

Detailed deliberations were held in regard to the mandate and role of various departments and Authorities including I&FC, Tourism, Transport, R&B and PDD besides SMC, LAWDA & J&KSWRRA in operationalization of the Water Transport System.

Last week, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had underlined the need for blending long term and short solutions for streamlining urban transport in the State in view of the increasing vehicular population.

Chairing a high-level meeting, the Chief Minister described traffic management and urban mobility as the critical areas which needs focused attention during policy formulations.

Mehbooba Mufti has stressed on introduction of inland water transport in river Jhelum to boost tourism and also provide an alternate connectivity module to people.



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