Most works to be done by March 31: Bhardwaj

Shimla, November 11

Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj said most of development works being carried out under Shimla Smart City Mission and AMRUT will be completed before March 31 next. Works worth around Rs 1,000 crore would be done in the city under the Mission.

Chairing a review meeting with Shimla Municipal Corporation and Jal Prabandhan Nigam Limited, the minister said a lot of stress was being laid on road widening and constructing parking.

"The widening work and the construction of a parking lot having the capacity to accommodate 150 vehicles would be completed by March next year," he said. The progress of various small parking lots being constructed in various wards, with an estimated total capacity of 450 vehicles, was also discussed.

Bhardwaj instructed the agencies concerned to develop Rani Jhansi Park on the lines of amusement parks found in big cities. "A sum of Rs 50 lakh has been approved for the park. The facilities like selfie point, playing facilities for children should be set up in this park," said Bhardwaj. Further, he said five wards will start getting 24x7 water supply from December 15. — TNS

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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