Jammu and Kashmir governor N N Vohra has asked the Centre to consider bringing Jammu and Srinagar under smart city mission.
The request was made to the Union urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu through a letter, a Raj Bhawan spokesperson said on Monday. The governor had a detailed discussion with Naidu during his recent visit to New Delhi regarding the selection of cities under this Mission.
The governor had emphasized that J-K is the only state which has two capital cities where more than half the urban population of the state resides and, besides, 11-12 million tourists and pilgrims visit these cities every year.
It was also pointed out that consequent to the intra-city competition among the potential cities to be proposed for inclusion in mission, there was a tie between cities of Srinagar and Jammu, the spokesperson said.