Jammu: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today visited Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad to take on-spot assessment and get first-hand information on the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project, on whose lines Tawi Riverfront in Jammu would be developed.
The Lt Governor discussed in detail about the challenges and best practices adopted during the development of Sabarmati Riverfront, besides flood control measures to be taken while developing Tawi Riverfront. The concerned officials also briefed the Lt Governor about the development model and concept of the Sabarmati Riverfront.
An overview was taken by the Lt Governor pertaining to the development of Biodiversity Park, streets, River Promenade, and general facilities under Sabarmati Riverfront Development project. He also enquired about the mechanism being laid down for the development of upcoming attractions like Pedestrian Bridge, Sports complex, Multi-Level Car Parking etc. Rivers are the cradle of civilization and reflect the culture and history of a place.
We will ensure aesthetic value of Tawi Riverfront, developing natural purification capability, besides sustainable development of environment and urban infrastructure. Experts are being roped for early execution of the prestigious Tawi Riverfront Project which was pending for many years, said the Lt Governor.
Sh. Keshav Varma, Chairman, Sabarmati River Front Development Corporation Ltd (SRFDCL) has been sharing his expertise with the J&K Government for development of Tawi Riverfront on the lines of Sabarmati Riverfront which is one of the important components of Jammu Smart City project, he added.
Learning gained from the experience of this visit will be applied in full letter and spirit to develop Tawi Riverfront on the lines of Sabarmati Riverfront, observed the Lt Governor.
Commissioner, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Shri Mukesh Kumar gave a detailed briefing about the operation of the riverfront as well as future development. Pertinently, a team of senior officers headed by Principal Secretary to Lt Governor, Sh. Nitishwar Kumar has recently visited Ahmedabad and took a detailed assessment of various facets of Sabarmati Riverfront project.
Jammu Development Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sabarmati Riverfront Development Corporation for developing the riverfront on the Tawi River but what can expected from the so called competant team of VC JDA & assigned charge CTP as still they are not able to decide regarding Zonal Plans despite lapse of 3 years 11 months?.