Srinagar: Ahead of G20 tourism meet, the Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday said many markets in Srinagar will look like that of Delhi and Chandigarh soon after he inaugurated the revamped Polo View market under the Srinagar Smart City Limited (SSCL) project.
“Markets of Lal Chowk and old Srinagar city will look like that of Delhi, Chandigarh and Mumbai cities very soon after being renovated under SSCP”, Lieutenant Governor Sinha 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 of Srinagar is the first ever market given an all-new look under the SSCP and became an eye-catching attraction for locals and as well as for the 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 that makes it more attractive for the tourists to go for marketing.
The market has been spruced up under the SSCP ahead of G20 tourism meet going to be held in Srinagar this month.
LG was accompanied by SMC Mayor Junaid Azim Matoo, SMC Commissioner Athar Amir Khan and other officials of the administration.
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.
The G20 Tourism meet is scheduled to be held in Kashmir later this month and Srinagar is being spruced up for the first major international event post scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status in 2019