SRINAGAR: After a spot of over three a long time, the summer season capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, is all set to witness a revival of water transport throughout the subsequent month.
The water transport is a flagship mission of Srinagar Sensible Metropolis Restricted (SSCL), which goals to revive the water-based public transport system in Srinagar Metropolis.
Earlier within the final month, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Vijay Kumar Bidhuri reviewed the choice of the company for operations of Water Transport Companies in River Jhelum and Dal Lake in Srinagar. He had emphasised the necessity for a water transport system as an extra mode of transport. Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir additionally directed SSCL to finalize the routes and fare construction and name for tenders expeditiously.
Basic Supervisor of SSCL, Anuj Malhotra, mentioned that the water transport mission at current is within the tendering course of. “We expect to begin the providers in a month solely,” he mentioned, including that that is almost after just a few a long time that the providers are being revived.
“This would be the addition of public transport for the individuals. It’s a joyous second for the general public and particularly the water transport will guarantee zero carbon emission, which is beneficial for the surroundings as properly,” he added.
The Basic Supervisor additional acknowledged that the revival of water providers will guarantee jobs to the individuals as properly.
Pertinently, the water transport was ‘rampant’ and fashionable in Kashmir as many of the merchandise – timber, meals stuffs, greens, firewood, charcoal, constructing materials and so on was all transported by this mode which began quick declining since late 70s. (KNO)
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