Div Com Kashmir Reviews G20 Summit Preparations

SRINAGAR: The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) of Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, emphasized the need for greater coordination and synergy among line departments to ensure the timely completion of developmental activities in the city and along routes leading to different destinations.

Bidhuri chaired a high-level meeting to review preparations for the G20 Summit in Kashmir, which was attended by various officials and representatives from different departments, including communication service providers and hotel managers.

During the meeting, Bidhuri directed the activation of the Control Room within two days to ensure that all necessary facilities are in place for the Summit. He also instructed communication service providers to strengthen the network by increasing the number of COW sites in specified areas.

Additionally, Bidhuri instructed the managers of Taj and Lalit hotels to renovate and enhance the aesthetics of their establishments and to make hospitality arrangements at the venues of SKICC and Golf Course.

Concerning the redevelopment of roads, Bidhuri directed the Chief Engineers of R&B and SSCL to blacktop all the roads included in the City’s beautification plan. He also issued instructions to concerned parties to cut grass along roads and routes, close manholes with lids, make water fountains functional, ensure smooth operation of street lights, remove debris and construction material from roads, and install hoardings and flexes.

Furthermore, Bidhuri directed the Director of Tourism to identify well-furnished and decorated Shikaras for the delegates’ ride during the Summit. RTO Kashmir was directed to identify and earmark twenty Tempo Travelers for dignitaries and ensure that drivers wear a uniform pattern of attire.

Finally, Bidhuri reprimanded the Project Management of NBCC for not completing the reconstruction work of the portion of Ali Jan road where the said agency has carried out developmental work. He also directed concerned officers to complete the works undertaken for the G20 Summit without delay. (KNO)


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