Srinagar: Ahead of G20 Summit, the Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday inaugurated revamped Polo view market and said many markets in Srinagar will look like that of Delhi and Chandigarh under the Srinagar Smart City Limited (SSCL) project soon.
“Markets of Lal Chowk and old Srinagar city will look like that of Delhi, Chandigarh and other cities very soon after being renovated under SSCP”, Lieutenant Governor told reporters after inaugurating the Polo View market of the city, renovated under the Smart City Project.
“Lal Chowk and the old city will have new markets soon. People going to these markets will feel as if they are in Delhi, Chandigarh or Mumbai. In the coming days” the Lieutenant Governor said and added “there would be more new markets under SSCP,
Famous Polo view market in summer capital Srinagar is the first ever market given an all-new look under the SSCP and became an eye-catching attraction for locals and tourists.
The market also became the first ever only pedestrian and wire free as all lines including electricity and communication cables have been placed underground.
The market represents a mesmerizing view during the evening amid the illuminated tall Chinar trees adding a jewel in the crown to the market.
The shopkeepers who are ecastics over the beautification of the market expressed their gratitude to the administration for changing the face of the market.
LG was accompanied by SMC Mayor Junaid Azim Matoo, SMC Commissioner Athar Amir Khan and other officials of the administration.
The market has been spruced up under the SSCP ahead of the G20 Summit going to be held in Srinagar this month.
There are about 125 projects under SSCP on which work is going on and most of them are likely to be completed by the end of this month.
Under the smart city projects, the J&K administration has laid cycle tracks and kept the cycles available against hourly charges at various points in the city. Roadside car parking has also been made available.