#Day28: Nirmal Launches Dev Work of Worth Rs 201.68 Cr General Bus Stand Project

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Nirmal Singh in Jammu 1

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh Friday formally launched the work on a modern Bus Stand Project at Jammu to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 201.68 crore.

The prestigious project, which comprises a modern General Bus Stand and a Multi-tier parking lot is proposed to be completed within a time frame of 18 months, an official spokesperson said this evening.

The Deputy Chief Minister also inaugurated the newly constructed shopping complex at Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) Narwal where 75 traders displaced from the General Bus Stand have been rehabilitated.

The shopping complex has been completed at a cost of Rs 1.84 crore by the Jammu Development Authority within a short span of two and a half months.

The Deputy Chief Minister also distributed Letter Of Intent to the allottees.

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Chief Minister said that the prestigious project of General Bus Stand which was a long pending demand of the Jammu will be constructed on modern lines and will cater to the needs of Jammu.

With the completion of the project, the parking problem of the Jammu city will be overcome up to large extent, said Dr Singh.

Nirmal Singh in Jammu

Listing series of measures initiated for the development of Jammu city, the Deputy Chief Minister said that Government lays utmost focus on the state of the art tourism infrastructure and developing facilities for pilgrims visiting this historic city from across the world.

“The development plan for Jammu includes the prestigious Tawi River front project which is going to add new dimensions to the city’s beautification and bring it on the international tourism map,” he said.

He further said that development of artificial lake, Mubarak Mandi to Mahamaya Temple Rope way, development of Royal Complex at Mubarak Mandi as Dogra heritage site are other projects which would make Jammu city as independent tourism destination-the demand often raised by the stakeholders in the backdrop of situation created with the start of direct train to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine base camp Katra.

Referring to steps taken to decongest city roads, he said as a short term measures many other hi-tech parking places are being created at Superbazar, Circular Road, Panjthirthi, Gandhi Nagar, City Chowk and other places.

A plantation drive was also launched in the premises of ISBT on the occasion.

The Speaker Legislative Assembly directed JDA to construct a Public Convenience in the ISBT premises for the convenience of traders and visitors.

It was informed that JDA is also providing amenities viz, Water Coolers and Pay & Use Toilets in the ISBT complex to care of the enhanced load due to shifting of 75 Shops and idle parking of Buses of Banihal and Poonch routes from the GBS.

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