Recent reports suggest that Srinagar will go under major transformation and be developed as a smart city.
It was reported that Srinagar was added in the list of “Smart Cities Mission” after the state government plans for an infrastructure development in the city.
Shafkat Khan, Srinagar Municipal Commissioner said in a statement, “The Shahr-e-Khaas or Old Srinagar city areas will be developed. The Jamia Masjid, Maharaj Gunj, and other historical areas will be upgraded. Besides, urban mobility, disaster management, and solid waste management will be introduced and developed. All in all, the smart city is a very good project”.
Under the major infrastructure development works which will be carried out include cycle tracks would be made in the city, river beautification, civil lines areas among others.
Although, the total cost of the project is said to be Rs. 3500 crore.