The decision to develop the satellite township was taken in a meeting of the Board of Directors of the JDA under the chairmanship of Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Secretary of the Housing & Urban Development Department (HUDD) on Thursday.
JAMMU: In a major initiative for the expansion of Jammu city, the Jammu Development Authority (JDA) is going to develop an integrated smart satellite township for a population of about 50 thousand along Ring Road at Bhalwal.
The decision to develop the satellite township was taken in a
meeting of the Board of Directors of the JDA under the chairmanship of Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department (HUDD) on Thursday.
It may be recalled a similar township has been decided to be developed by the J&K Housing Board.
The proposed township will be a completely self-sufficient state-of-the-art satellite town with all modern infrastructure and amenities, including for commercial and institutional usage, and will also provide livelihood opportunities for its residents within the township.
It will be for the first time in the last three decades that the JDA will take up the development of a housing colony of this scale in Jammu. The proposed township will fully take care of the expansion needs of Jammu city.
Vice Chairman JDA, Pankaj Magotra presented a detailed agenda including the action taken on the decisions of the previous meeting before the Board for a discussion covering several issues pertaining to the functioning of the JDA and new initiatives for the development of the urban infrastructure in Jammu city.
The Board advised Vice Chairman, JDA to personally monitor, actively pursue and secure the disposal of long pending legal cases involving JDA land and to sternly deal with the encroachers of JDA land.
The Board approved the construction of the 100 feet Tribute Wall with 100 feet height national flag in the Maharaja Hari Singh Ji park for the commemoration of freedom fighters as part of Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav celebrations. The Tribute Wall will be one of its kind in the country with names of freedom fighters carved in granite stone with a QR Code that will carry the stories of freedom fighters.