Continuing the drive to provide better development as well as Civic amenities to the people of Jammu City, Chander Mohan Gupta mayor Jammu Municipal Corporation today conducted an extensive tour in the various localities of Shakti Nagar & its adjoining areas and kick started the upgradation of drains and construction of lane number: 10 Shakti nagar Jammu of ward no: 29 by laying of best quality tiles at the estimate cost of Rs. 17 Lakh only.
During the occasion, Mayor met with them and listened to their grievances regarding sanitation, disilting of Nallahs, rectification of defunct street lights, encroachment & traffic problems in the main bazaar of Shakti Nagar during peak hours, lifting of stray dogs/animals etc. Mayor listened to them with great patience & assured that all their genuine issues would be resolved on priority basis. He said that the start of this development work has been delayed only due to lockdown on account of deadly corona virus as construction material and sufficient number of workers were not available and now the work has been kick started which was the long pending demands of the locals as due to water logging it often enters in the low lying areas, causes great hardships especially for the school going children as well as old persons to come out from their houses and walk through these localities freely. He directed the engineering wing to execute this development work with best quality material, upto the satisfaction of the locals and complete it within the stipulated time period. He also appreciated the initiatives taken by the concerned councilor who is doing his best in making his ward really a model one and appeal to the general public to come forward & cooperate with Jammu Municipal Corporation in all the development activities taken by the department in various wards of the city, donot throw polythenes, garbage, filth etc in the public lanes, drains & nallahs, avoid using single used plastics , polythene carry bags in their daily life, adopt the habit of segregation of dry & wet waste separately at their own level, plant more & more saplings in and around their localities where sufficient space is available to make the environment eco- friendly so that Jammu city can be made neat, clean and green & improve its ranking towards becoming a smart city.
Later Mayor also convened a meeting of Electrical section of JMC in presence of Sh Dheeraj Jandial Chief Accounts Officer which was also attended by L.S Jamwal Executive Engineer (Electrical) S. Jagdish Singh Bali, Assistant executive Engineer (electrical) , Junior Engineers (Electrical) as well as other staff members of the electrical section if Jammu Municipal Corporation. Mayor reviewed the overall functioning of the section and directed them to work with more zeal & dedication in the field as well in the office, attends the public grievances on priority basis.
He also asked the electrical wing to take initiatives regarding installation of heritage lights on the prestigious places of the city as well park lights in all Municipal parks within the limits of Jammu Municipal Corporation in consultation with the Councilors and installation of solar lights on the Town Hall building and other government departments of the city which is the need of the hour. Besides this, defunct traffic lights signals at the major crossings of Jammu be made functional for the smooth flow of traffic in association with Traffic police and other allied agencies.