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  • The Union Minister assured all possible help to JSCL, other schemes.
  • The project adds attractive look to the temple city, promotes environmental awareness.

Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs and Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated the Vertical Garden in Jammu under the flyover on BC Road, which gives an attractive look to the city and makes it eco-friendly.
On the auspicious occasion of Maha Ashtami, Jammu Smart City Limited (JSCL) and Project Management Consultancy (PMC) dedicated this gift to the people of Jammu.

The Jammu Vertical Garden has been built on the pillars of the flyover from Dogra Chowk to KC Chowk along with the ongoing development works under the Smart City Project. And this unique garden with water curtains has completely changed the look of the area, which usually witnesses an influx of tourists and pilgrims to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi.

The Union Minister was accompanied by Hon’ble Mayor Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) Sh. Chander Mohan Gupta, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha Shri. Jugal Kishor, Hon’ble Mayor Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) Shri. Chandra Mohan Gupta and Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) Shri. Pankaj Kumar Singh

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jammu Smart City Limited (JSCL) and Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Cooperation (JMC), Ms. Avani Lavasa, IAS, Additional Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jammu Smart City Limited (JSCL), Sh. Hitesh Gupta, KAS and Team Leader, Project Management Consultancy (PMC), Pushpendra Srivastava were also present on the occasion.

On arrival, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri was briefed by Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jammu Smart City Limited (JSCL), Ms. Avani Lavasa.

Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that the Government led by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi is committed to the development of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Ministry is implementing several schemes for Housing and Urban Affairs and Minister, and Smart City is one of them.
“I am happy that some projects have been completed and more projects are coming within 18 months,” he said.
He said that the central government would provide all possible assistance for schemes like Smart City, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) and Swachh Bharat.

Mayor JMC Chandra Mohan Gupta said that the vertical opening garden will bring the city of Jammu at par with other metro cities across India. “The first of its kind vertical garden will add to the beauty of the temple city,” he said.

He said that JMC is committed to the development of the city, and more projects will be implemented to change the overall look of the city.

Honorable Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha Shri. Jugal Kishor said that the government is committed to the welfare of the people. He thanked the Commissioner Secretary, Housing and Urban Affairs Department Dheeraj Gupta, CEO JSCL Avani Lavasa and Deputy Commissioner Anshul Garg.

“With the completion of this project, the city of Jammu is also being named among the top cities of the country,” he said.

Avani Lavasa, CEO, JSCL said that in a few months, a lot of urban mobility and infrastructure projects are coming up under Jammu Smart City.

“The upcoming projects will address urban problems like parking, encouraging cycling among citizens, IT-related and many more,” he said.

He also told that the upcoming projects will give a clean look to the city.

This unique project, first of its kind in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, has been appreciated by people from all walks of life. The vertical garden will attract visitors, but it will also help maintain the ecological balance in the city.

The project will enchant the city as well as add greenery. It will also be an attraction for the visitors and will spread environmental awareness among them. The vertical garden will also help in controlling air pollution. Earlier people used to throw garbage here, but now this place is clean as well as green and is attracting everyone’s attention.

This hanging garden looks beautiful and attracts passersby as 12 different plants are grown in the vertical garden.

Under the project, 12 different species of saplings have been planted vertically on 50 pillars of the flyover between Dogra Chowk and KC Chowk, BC Road, Jammu.
The 12 different plant species include Schefflera arboricola, Epipremnum aureum, Syngonium podophyllum, Dianella Tasmania variegata, Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Variegated’, Chlorophytum comosum, Setchrysia purpurea, Pylia microphilia, Rheo spathetichuorum, Polystychumniflorum hanneflorum, Polystychumniflora.

The project also included water curtains, a drip irrigation system, two borewells, four underground water tanks with a capacity of 5200 liters and two arched gates.
The Rs 380.44 lakh project was executed by Jammu Smart City Limited (JSCL) and Project Management Consultancy (PMC). The agency implementing the project was also tasked to maintain the garden for three years.

The work on the project was started in August 2020 and was completed within the stipulated time frame of 10 months.

Capital cities Jammu and Srinagar have been selected under smart city projects. The authority is taking several initiatives under the Smart City Project. The city has completely transformed in the last few months as far as cleanliness and beautification is concerned.

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Security forces eliminated Adil, the killer of Uttar Pradesh laborer Sakir, 1 soldier martyred

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In the Dragad area of ​​Shopian, the security forces killed two terrorists of The Resistance Front (TRF) in a few hours. TRF district commander Shopian Adil Ahmed Wani was also among the two terrorists killed today. Adil is the same terrorist, who had killed Sakir Ahmed Wani, a resident of Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, under Target Killing in Pulwama. The identity of the second terrorist is yet to be ascertained. At the same time, in this encounter, an army soldier was martyred while two others were injured.

After the terrorists were killed, the security forces started a search operation in the area and when it was confirmed that no other terrorists were present there, the security personnel returned with the bodies of both the terrorists and the weapons recovered from the encounter. venue.

Meanwhile, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, while confirming the killing of two terrorists, said that at present one terrorist has been identified. His name was Adil Ahmed Wani and he is active in terrorist activities since July 2020. Not only this, he had killed a poor laborer in the litter of Pulwama. The IGP said that during the ongoing operation against terrorism in Kashmir, the security forces killed 15 terrorists within two weeks. This was the third encounter in Shopian during this period. The identity of the second terrorist is also being ascertained. Internet service has been restored in the area after the operation was over.

According to the information received from the police, the SOG, Army and CRPF personnel reached the Dragad area on seeing the terrorists. As soon as they started searching for the terrorists, the terrorists started firing on them. Since the surrounded terrorists were locals, the security forces asked them to surrender by laying down their arms, but they refused and continued to fire. During this, three army personnel were seriously injured. The injured were immediately taken to the military hospital, but one soldier died without any injuries. At the same time, two other injured soldiers are undergoing treatment.

Police sources say that this was the third encounter in Shopian within two weeks. Security forces have killed 15 terrorists in the Kashmir Valley within 14 days. The campaign is still on.

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Gas cylinder explodes in Digiana, 3 shops burnt to ashes

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On Tuesday, a bicycle repair shop in Rani Talab, Digyana area of ​​Gandhi Nagar exploded and caught fire while filling LPG. The fire spread rapidly, and engulfed two shops (a shop making aluminum doors and windows and a glass shop) as well as a cycle repair shop and a jalebi shop.

After getting information, four fire tenders and emergency services reached the spot; After much effort, they brought the fire under control, but all three shops were burnt to ashes. According to the information, this accident happened around 7 pm. According to the people present on the spot, a cycle repair shop in Rani Talab was illegally filling gas from a large LPG cylinder to a smaller cylinder. During this, a cylinder caught fire. After the fire, the people present in the shop fled leaving the burning cylinder in the shop itself.

The fire spread rapidly as the gas cylinder caught fire. The roof of the shop was covered with wood and tin. Apart from this, junk was also lying inside the shop. As soon as the fire broke out in the junk, the fire broke out and engulfed the wood in the roof. Within moments, the fire spread to two shops built alongside a cycle repair shop. Both the shops were open at the time of the accident. The people present in them saved their lives by running away from the shops. A case of setting fire to Gandhi Nagar police station has been registered.

What caused the fire is being investigated. There were eight gas cylinders in the shop. Fire brigade personnel have recovered eight cylinders, four big and four small cylinders from a cycle repair shop in Digyana area, where the fire broke out. All these cylinders caught fire. Thankfully none of the cylinders burst; Otherwise it could have been a big loss. A major accident was averted due to the intelligence of the fire brigade personnel.

Water and foam were also used to put out the fire; After learning about the cylinder inside the shop where the fire broke out, the Fire and Emergency Service also used foam and water to douse the fire. A fire can be extinguished quickly in a highly flammable material with foam.

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The contractor will complete the artificial lake in 10 months, SAC approves the revised project

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The dream of artificial lake in Jammu will now be fulfilled soon. The State Administrative Council (SAC) in Srinagar on Tuesday chaired by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha approved a revised project worth Rs 73.34 crore for the construction of the remaining works of Tawi barrage. This project will have to be completed by the contractor within 10 months after the e-tender.

The proposed barrage on the Tawi River is one of the three sub-projects of the prestigious artificial lake project. It is for recreational activities like boating and water sports to promote regional tourism in Jammu. Apart from this, the motive was also to make the city of Jammu beautiful. The other two sub-projects were the Tawi River Development Project and the beautification and mobilization of tourism facilities. These were to be completed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Tourism.

The project was initially approved for completion in 2010-11 at Rs 70 crore. The project was supported by raising funds from various sources for the construction of an artificial lake, but the project was stalled for seven years due to the inaction of the contractor. Due to this the tender was canceled and then its price increased.

Now the administrative council has approved the revised project. It will be completed through e-tendering within ten months from the date of allotment at an estimated cost of Rs.131.53 crore. There is an additional fund of 73.34 crores, while Rs 58.19 crores has already been spent. Lt Governors Farooq Khan and Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta and Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor Nitishwar Kumar were present in the meeting.

The completion of the artificial lake project will boost water recreation and sports facilities apart from promoting commercial activities around the artificial lake. This will create employment opportunities for the local people and the lake will attract tourists to the city of Jammu.

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