x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Jammu: Security Arrangement Beefed Up Ahead Of BDC Elections | Union cabinet decides to regularize unauthorised colonies in Delhi: Sources | Position of Governor weak, can’t speak his heart out: Satya Pal Malik | Search for suspected terrorists continues in Rajouri | Zakir Musa's successor and Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind commander Hamid Lelhari killed in Awantipora encounter | Pakistan's K2 plan decoded; ISI teams up with pro-Khalistan outfits to create unrest in India | Now Kashmir netas dream of becoming Lt Governor | Second rung Kashmir Centric leaders project themselves as future rulers | Even after expiry of final deadline, project yet to be made functional | Transport Department shield its tainted Clerk booked by ACB | Who is Dr Farooq's jailor? | Rasana case: Court directs SSP Jammu to register FIR against SIT members for torturing innocent youth | Says if Congress jailed Sheikh Abdullah for 11 years, why heads are frowning now | 15 months on, digitalisation of JKEPFO records still in limbo | Govt employees of J&K, Ladakh to get salaries as per 7th pay commission | Satya Pal Malik tipped to first Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir | Separatists, mainstream leaders used influence to get ordinary Kashmiri children killed: Malik | Only migrants, not non-Kashmiri migrants entitled for any selection under PM Package for return, rehab: J&K HC | Kumar flags off four 108 critical care ambulances for Ladakh | Govt to screen films in each district: Div Com | Khan Stresses for intervention of modern technology in agro sector to double crop productivity | ABBNSS deputation calls on SDM | Business school students visit RBI office | DIC organizes multilingual Mushaira, cultural bonanza | JKSAC observes martyr's day | Body of missing boy found from Nai Basti | Career counselling session organised at Model Academy | Save Water campaign begins JNV Chandigarh | SMVDU witnesses its 6th Alumni Meet | BJP will win all Blocks in BDC elections: Sat Sharma | Udhampur admin braces up to launch project Jeevika for water conservation | Prof Dhar declares open Jammu University Sports Fest-2019 | Unkown body of elderly man found | FOB Kathua organizes 'Plastic Mukt Bharat' | Rich Harvest students visit Botanical gardens | Book on political, historical events from 1947-2019 in J&K released | JMC organizes awareness programme on SWM | ABVP announces Central University Jammu unit | Tiny Scholars School organizes debate competition | DPS students visit herbal garden | The frustrated Pakistan deep state is reacting to its failure in an obtuse and graceless manner | The Dignity To Scavengers | GCW Gandhi Nagar,MAM College emerges champion | GCW Bhagwati Nagar organizes seminar | GDC RS Pura organizes friendly volleyball match | Terror camps destroyed in Tangdhar and Keran sectors by Indian troops | Robroo's Heer Ranjha emerges strongest musical production on folklore of love, tragedy | DSSP stand for CBI in Rasaana case Vindicated, seeks FIR against Mehbooba: Dr. Shishu | YCET organizes guest lecture on "GIS and Motivation & Career Planning" | KVK organizes awareness programme on fertilizer use | TSO Kalakote accused of demanding commission from dealers | As situation improves non-local labourers return to Kashmir valley | Apple growers not succumbing to militant threats | JCO martyred , two civilians injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire on LoC | 3 Jaish Terrorists killed during encounter | Pak requested India to maintain peace on LoC for diplomat visit but itself violated ceasefire: Indian Army sources | Construct bunkers in Schools LOC | After BOSE, universities also announce exam schedule | Cops offer Rs 15 lakh cash prize on credible info on two Hizbul militants | Alleged tempering in check-sheet by PSC: High Court directs Crime Branch to investigate | Two new police stations to deal with cyber crimes | Advisor Sharma for undertaking comprehensive measures to augment housing facilities | Advisor Skandan directs DCs to strictly follow deadlines for completion of digitization process | F&DA challans several food business establishments | Stop discrimination against Jammu: Bhardwaj | Magistrates, police sensitised about assigned duties | JKNPP alleges BJP of using money, muscle power to influence BDC elections | Army defuses live mortar shells in Poonch | Power shut down | New, skill based courses need of hour: Advisor Ganai | DDC reviews development works | J&K Reorganisation Act: Madras HC reserves order on plea’s maintainability | SWD failure to release Merit cum Means scholarship irks students | Senior Citizens Club constitutes units | DDC reviews development works under RDD | DDC reviews progress on Devika development project | Japanese ambassador meets Jitendra Singh | Railway suffers Rs 234 cr loss due to suspension of train service | 'We are not prepared for exams,' say Kashmir students | DKD will celebrate foundation day on Oct 27 at Udhampur: Mankotia | Real face of BJP stand exposed in implementation of Panchayati Raj system: AAP | R-Day in M A Stadium, authorities asked to complete work by Nov | BBIA resents proposed power tariff hike by PDD | Food establishments inspected, offenders booked in Samba | Salaries of teachers posted in GMS Bhatan withheld | Back Issues  
 
news details
Violations in SMC constructions due to lack of accountability: Govt
5/2/2019 11:25:01 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad

Early Times Report

Srinagar, May 2: There are violations in constructions of Srinagar Municipal Corporation due to lack of accountability in respective departments, an official report says.
As per the government's report, one of the key reasons for the violations in Srinagar local area is the lack of individual accountability of the planners, engineers and enforcement officers in the SMC, SDA and other ULBs.
"The institutions should create systems for not only fast tracking the processes but also shall be prompt in holding the officers and officials accountable for violations and dilatory tactics adopted in dealing with the citizens," the report suggests.
"One major intervention which can take the Municipal Corporation and the Development Authorities a long way towards planned development and restore its credibility is the outsourcing of the building permissions, initially the residential, by registering qualified architects and town planners after building their capacities to handle the permissions simultaneously eliminating the role of draftsmen in the process. Town Planning Organization shall be designated as the nodal agency for assisting the ULBs and local authority to set the systems in place initially till the process takes off," the report suggests.
It also says that most of the housing colonies have come up devoid of services and public amenities. "In nut shell, the city needs a complete overhaul and proper urban restructuring. It is as such strongly recommended that the formulation of Zonal Plans be fast-tracked to ensure the planned development of residential neighbourhood as envisaged in this master plan. The Master Plan also has a spotlight on the identification of blighted and grey areas in Zonal Plans for their redevelopment with active participation of locals," it reads.
The report states that more than 90% investment in housing is through informal (private) means as the sector is highly disorganised. "Srinagar is an environmentally and ecologically fragile city.
It is also a multi-hazard city with limited areas suitable for development. The city is growing in an amorphous and unplanned manner with most of the development coming up in low-lying and flood prone areas devouring prime agricultural lands, thereby increasing threshold costs and giving rise to stagnation of rainwater and drainage problems," it reads.
The report has also recommended slew of measures for conservation of the Dal Lake.
It has stated that "we may lose the water body" if measures are not taken to safeguard this famed lake in summer capital.
According to the report, "It is felt that we may permanently lose the water body (Dal Lake) if measures are not taken to firmly define the boundaries. Treatment within and outside the lake-to protect the Dal Lake from being depleted by inside/outside demands and to preserve this precious treasure of Kashmir valley."
It has recommended demarcation of the lake margin especially along its western side by way of some physical delineation as shown from Dalgate to Saidakadal as greenway.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU