People can come forward to discuss any govt decision: Lt Guv
Says admin’s doors always open for common people
Srinagar: Urging the people not to fall prey to ‘vested interests’ who blow issues out of proportion to disrupt the peace in J&K, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Thursday said that that ‘doors for the discussions’ are always open for the common citizens if they feel any government ‘decision is wrong’ of against their interests.
Addressing the gathering after inaugurating the Srinagar Smart City Ltd’s four Dal Lake front projects here, the LG said that the time of conflict profiteers is over.
“But there are some people who try to foment trouble and disrupt peace by blowing the issues out of proportion. I urge the people not to fall prey to such elements,” the LG said, adding that “doors for discussing any government decision are open for the common people.”
“If people any decision is against them or their interests, let them come forward for discussion,” the LG said.
He said that if peace is disrupted, there will be no tourism, no economic growth and no livelihood for the youth.
“I have always been saying that without peace, development can’t take place. Police and security forces are doing their job but leaving everything to them is not the way. If common people shy away from their responsibilities of contributing towards peace, it is difficult to keep peace intact,” the LG said.
He said that Kashmir should be known for developmental activities not for the person who killed 100 people. About Srinagar, the LG said that Srinagar is emerging as the developmental model for many cities across the country.
The LG said that the projects inaugurated today will be city’s most unique and serene attractions.
“It will provide opportunity to explore soothing environment, creative urban life, scenic plaza and numerous charming spots to sit and enjoy Mother Nature’s rhythm,” he said.
The LG said that these projects are testimony to the commitment of reviving historical social relationship of Srinagar city with lakes and rivers and providing a better quality of life.
“Pedestrian walkway, cycling facility, open space around Dal lake will enhance experience of citizens and tourists. Incredibly beautiful Dal Lake Sunset Plaza, Eco Park at Shalimar, Phase-I of Northern Foreshore Road Lakefront project from Nishat to Naseem Bagh will offer bundle of happiness to people. Congratulations to @sclsrinagar for excellent city planning and execution,” he said.
At the inaugural ceremony, the Lt Governor also highlighted the Urban Transformation being carried out by the UT Administration and the significant steps taken to improve tourism and economic activities in the UT.
Notably, the 9.30 km stretch of the right-side Walkway of Boulevard Road from Badyari Chowk to Nishat Bagh at a cost of Rs 14.19 Cr has been developed with facilities like universal access, seating and public plazas and other amenities.
Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Vidhi Kumar Birdi, IGP Kashmir; Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir; Mohammad Aijaz, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar; Athar Aamir Khan, CEO Srinagar Smart City Limited; senior officers of police and civil Administration, members from business and trade fraternity and prominent citizens from all walks of life were present. (with inputs from KNO)