Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday inaugurated the Jhelum Riverfront (Right Bank) Zero Bridge to the General Post Office (GPO) in Srinagar.
The riverfront has been upgraded as a pedestrian and cycling promenade along with parks, and public plazas equipped with public amenities like toilets, seating spaces, and high-quality lighting to the people, an official spokesman said.
The Lt Governor congratulated the Srinagar Smart City Limited for providing a distinct identity to the city’s rich heritage through the prestigious Jhelum Riverfront project.
Srinagar Smart City Limited is also shifting electric and telecommunication utility cables underground in order to make the riverfront a wire-free public space.
Earlier in the month of May this year, Sinha had inaugurated the 6 km-long stretch of the Jhelum Rajbagh Riverfront which was developed into world-class public space with facilities like walkways, cycling, green space, universal access and numerous activities along the way.
The Jhelum Riverfront has become a model of urban excellence and a major attraction for tourists as well as the locals.