SAC approves J-K Metropolitan Regional Development Authorities Bill 2018


SAC approves J-K Metropolitan Regional Development Authorities Bill 2018

Initiating process for promotion and regulating planned growth and development of New Srinagar and New Jammu cities, State Administrative Council (SAC) at a meeting chaired by Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday approved the landmark Jammu and Kashmir Metropolitan Regional Development Authorities Bill-2018.

Referring to a rapid expansion of Jammu and Srinagar cities over the past few decades which has posed huge challenges for urbanisation, needing augmentation of resources relating to urban infrastructure, SAC observed the need for futuristic perspective planning with the possibility of developing new townships, metros etc. Despite efforts, the infrastructure and the nature of urban development have not been able to keep pace with these rapid developments, it observed.

In line with many states in the country who have reviewed their institutional frameworks to address such issues by giving Metropolitan Regional Authorities to cities like Pune, Read More

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