80 % work complete; market to showcase, promote local crafts: Officials
Srinagar, Jan 25 Amid ongoing massive makeover in the city under the Srinagar Smart City project, a state-of-the-art Souq market is being established at Batamaloo, officials said.
As per the officials, 80% of the construction work on the project, estimated to cost around Rs 30 crore, has already been completed.
A senior official from the Srinagar Smart City project revealed to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the Batamaloo project comprises three buildings labelled A, B, and C. He said the infrastructure work is currently in progress.
“The Souq market is a key component of this development, and its construction is advancing rapidly. As of now, 80% of the overall project at Batamaloo is complete,” he said.
The official said the construction encompasses around 52 shops within the complex and the buildings are set to house a Souq market, dedicated specifically to showcasing and promoting local crafts.
As per officials, the Souq market is expected to provide a vibrant space for local artisans and crafters to showcase their products.
Among the ongoing projects under the Srinagar Smart City, the authorities have also undertaken the beautification of the Shalimar canal, spanning approximately 1 km, they said, adding, “This initiative aims to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the canal area, providing residents and visitors with an improved environment for leisure and recreation.”—(KNO)
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