Government Directs Officials To Identify Land For First Science City In Kashmir

Srinagar: The J&K government has started process for identification of 100 kanal of state land for establishing ‘Science City’ in Kashmir valley, an official spokesperson said.

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan while directing Deputy Commissioners to identify the land at a suitable places within their jurisdictions asked them to furnish reports to him with details like road and rail connectivity, water, electricity, health and other major facilities adjacent to the state land, it said.

The directorate of school education Kashmir has prepared a Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Rs 230 crore for implementation of a first Science City project in the Valley. The main aim to establish a Science City is to develop scientific attitude and general awareness6 amongst the youth. It is to popularize science and technology for the benefit of students and common masses by organizing exhibitions, seminars, popular lectures and science camps, it said.

The Science City will have facilities including science exploration hall consisting of 5-7 large interactive science exhibitions, space odyssey consisting of digital dome theatre, 3D show, simulator and space science exhibitions, demonstration areas to explain science through activities and experiments, outdoor science park, evolution park, auditorium, workshop, public utilities consisting of cafeteria, gift store, visitor interpretation area etc, besides facilities like car parking, road connectivity, telecommunication facilities, power supply, water supply etc. Sewerage and storm water drainage system, adequate transport facilities, it added.

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