J-K governor urges Centre to grant smart cities to Jammu, Srinagar

  • PTI, Jammu
  • Updated: Feb 15, 2016 23:57 IST
J-K governor NN Vohra urged the Centre to bring Jammu and Srinagar under Smart Cities mission. (File Photo)

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.

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