Re-evaluate the Jahangir Chowk -Rambagh Flyover Project, Srinagar Kashmir
  • Petitioned Ashok K. Lahiri, Executive Director, India Resident Mission

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Ashok K. Lahiri, Executive Director, India Resident Mission

Re-evaluate the Jahangir Chowk -Rambagh Flyover Project, Srinagar Kashmir

    1. Rafique A Khan
    2. Petition by

      Rafique A Khan

      Los Angeles, CA

I've just started the following petition addressed to: Mr Ashok K. Lahiri, Executive Director, Asian Development Bank, Delhi.

Srinagar, the Capital of Jammu and Kashmir State, is a city that lacks basic municipal services like safe drinking water and waste management.  Srinagar has the dubious distinction of being the second dirtiest city in India, where open drains empty human waste into waterways. 

Given this as the context is it prudent to spend $500,000,000 to build a two kilometer long “Flyover” that will cut the peak hour travel time from the Srinagar Airport to the City center by some 12 minutes? 

The Jahanagir Chowk - Rambagh Flyover  is the flag ship project of the “Jammu and Kashmir Urban Sector Development Investment Program” which is being financed  by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). 

The primary objective of the ADB program is to promote economic development through the expansion of basic municiple services such as water supply, sewage, sanitation, drainage, solid waste management, urban transport, and to strengthen the delivery capacity of agencies.  

Imagine what all could be accomplished with this $500,000,000: the price tag for the flyover project. 

 

Please sign the attached petition urging the Asian Development Bank to require the study of alternatives to the flyover project.

 

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      • almost 2 years ago

      Kashmir is a tourist destination. We have to retain the enchanting beauty and to avoid concrete structures. For the last few years we observe dramatic change in the climate and enviorment because of such structures and heavy traffic. People talk about accomodations at Baltal, Sonmarg which is an invasion of the enviorment and ecology of the surroundings. The promoters of such projects always have ulterior motives and self intrest at the cost of the people and the enviorment of the valley. So the Alternative suggested by Mr. Khan a renowned architect is to be considered seriousley.

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    • Imran Ahmad LOS ANGELES, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because it is a waste of dollars that can be spent in a more impactful and meaningful way

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    • James Fulton BALTIMORE, MD
      • almost 2 years ago

      "Flyover" poverty? Basic human needs surpass the proposed construction/development content.

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    • UMAR SHAKEEL SRINAGAR, INDIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      this fly over is just for the purpose of free movement of VIP,s and buerocrats and not for the genral public.the people of srinagar are facing many other problems which need to be given priority over this fly over.... anyways looking at the rising prices of fuel i anticipate that the traffic crowd of srinagar is going to reduce in next few years and then this flyover will be least useful...

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    • Chaman Zadoo FREMONT, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      A constructive move. We are too late to see this change in Kashmir Valley.

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