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JAMMU: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today conducted a site inspection of major projects in Jammu and reviewed the ongoing construction work of Jammu Zoo, Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam and Tawi Riverfront Project.

The Lt Governor took stock of the progress of works being carried out at all the three sites and stressed on timely completion of the projects.

Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Secretary, Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment, Government, informed the Lieutenant Governor about the progress of Jambu Zoo. He informed that a high level team of Central Zoo Authority would visit for final inspection this month itself and the whole process would be completed within the time limit.

During his visit to the construction site of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, the Lt Governor interacted with the temple authorities and asked them to start the construction of Gurukul and Health Center simultaneously.

Later, the Lt Governor inspected the Tawi Riverfront Project site, which is envisaged to reduce erosion and flooding and provide socio-cultural amenities for sustainable development of the city.

The vibrant riverfront will ensure sustainability of the urban infrastructure. Once completed, the project will provide unique business opportunities and help in overall social upliftment. The Lt Governor said that with social infrastructure and recreational facilities, the Tawi Riverfront would enhance the quality of life of the citizens.

Commissioner JMC Rahul Yadav made a detailed presentation on the ongoing works of the project.

Interacting with media persons, the Lt Governor said that the progress of all the projects witnessed today is satisfactory.

The aspirations of the people of Jammu will be fulfilled soon. The Lt Governor said that these projects would give a boost to tourism in Jammu and increase the economic activities of the tourists and income of the people from outside.

Speaking on property tax, the Lt Governor said, “People’s interest is our ‘top priority’. The administration’s doors are open for talks.”

Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary to Government, Jal Shakti Department; Dr. Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor; Ramesh Kumar, Divisional Commissioner Jammu and other senior officers accompanied the Lt Governor during his visit.