Deputy Chief Minister for maintaining transparency in allotments

The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today directed the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) to ensure adequate revenue realization, by way of rent collection, from its assets to create new assets.
The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing officers during a meeting convened here this morning in connection with the taking possession of two commercial complexes by SMC at Jehangir Chowk and Rambagh.
Chief Executive Officer, JKERA, Vinod Sharma handed over possession of the complexes at Jehangir Chowk and Rambagh to Commissioner, SMC, Bashir Ahmad Khan. Chief Engineer, J&K ERA Kashmir, Er Malik Basharat Ahmad and other senior officers of JKERA and SMC were also present.
The Deputy Chief Minister directed the officers to ensure that the leftover shops be given to the aspiring shopkeepers in a transparent manner besides also working out the modalities of rent etc.
These Commercial Complexes have been constructed by ERA at a cost of Rs 100 crore for rehabilitation of the shopkeepers falling in the corridor of Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh Bridge fly-over.
Similarly, the Commercial Complex at Rambagh, comprises 153 shops with a built-up area of 104000 sft. Most of the shopkeepers affected by the flyover have been accommodated in these complexes except for few leftover cases.

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