Srinagar August 07: No doubts, there are countless peoples, who had & are still suffering in the cruel hands of two notorious CTP’s of H & UDD but the boss Pr Secretary never bothered to act on their illegalities committed in violation of rules for adopting pick & choose despite complaints.
It clearly proved that Pr Secretary, H & UDD preferred harassment of innocents in the cruel clutches of these two bosses reasons best known to him.
Pertinent to mention here that Iftikhar was notorious in adopting different rules in Jammu as compared to Kashmie over an issue of NOC’s in UTEIC, which & preferred to close his eyes as STP of the same organization & caused harassment to Jammu peoples but thereafter Anil Raina also folowed his footsteps to harass Jammu peoples despite himself providing CTN with the papers of illegality committed by Iftikhar, the then CTP in Town Planning Organization Jammu raised a pointer towards H & UDD as a whole?
However, in BoD meeting both notorious officers were consulted for further so called planning in establishment of colonies despite framing of doubious Master Plan 2032 but adopted different yard sticks in granting building permissions.
However, no, the J&K Housing Board is going to develop an Integrated Smart Satellite Township for a population of about 50,000 along the ring road at Bhalwal.
The decision to develop the satellite township was taken today during a meeting of JKHB’s Board of Directors under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary Housing & Urban Development Department, Dheeraj Gupta. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole; Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar; Managing Director J&K Housing Board, Shahid Saleem; Chief Town Planner Jammu, Anil Raina; Chief Town Planner Kashmir, Iftikhar Hakim, representatives of R&B, Finance, and Planning departments and other senior officers attended the meeting in person and through virtual mode.
During the meeting, it was informed that the proposed township will be a completely self-sufficient state-of-the-art satellite town with all modern infrastructure and amenities, including commercial and institutional usage, besides it will also provide livelihood opportunities for its residents within the township.
It will be for the first time in about three decades that the Housing Board will take up development of a housing colony in Jammu. The proposed township will fully take care of the expansion needs of Jammu city.
Apart from this, the Board approved setting up of residential colonies at Chatterhama in Srinagar on 353 kanals of land, Bakura on 214 kanals of land, and at Kathua on 80 kanals of land.
To cater to the needs of the floating and migrant population, the Board approved the 1st ever Affordable Rental Housing Complex (ARHC) at Sunjwan in Jammu.
The ARHC comprising 336 1-BHK apartments will become operational by March 2023. In another decision, the Board decided to set-up Twin-Towers at Gole Market, Gandhi Nagar Jammu.
In an important relief to the plot owners of the colonies developed by the Housing Board, JDA and SDA, the Board approved a uniform policy for settling plot-related issues in all the agencies of the H & UDD.
To upgrade the infrastructure in the colonies of the Housing Board, the Board also approved an action plan for the current year for various upgradation works for Rs 27 crores.
The Board directed the Managing Director to get the works completed in an expeditious manner.