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Deputy Chief Minister (Minister In-charge) Housing & Urban Development, Dr. Nirmal Singh informed the Legislative Assembly that Master Plan for Srinagar Metropolitan region (2015-35), drafted by Chief Town Planner, Kashmir in consultation with the stakeholders and experts from within and outside the State is at the finalization stage.

Replying to a Question of Mohammad Ashraf Mir, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the Master Plan was prepared after an extensive exercise including holding of workshops and seminars since May 2015 with the active involvement of stakeholders/experts/general masses to take their valuable suggestions to make it a holistic and realistic document.

Ruling PDP MLA and former minister, Mohammad Ashraf Mir, accused the government of making “mockery of the system” over the delay in finalizing Srinagar master plan.

When Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, said a committee has been formed and the masterplans would be finalised shortly, Mir accused the government of using “diversionary tactics”.

“The Draft Master Plan was also put to the Public domain from May 2017 to Oct 6, 2017, for receiving objections/suggestions from the general public. A committee has been set up by the Government for scrutinizing these suggestions/objections,” said the Dy Chief Minister.

Dr. Singh informed that all necessary basic inputs have been derived from the Draft Master Plan in the Smart City Proposals approved by the Government.


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