Jammu, Mar 15: The Administrative Council (AC) which met here under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, Tuesday approved the proposal of Revenue Department to transfer various parcels of land for public purposes.
Farooq Khan and Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisors to the Lieutenant Governor, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, J&K and Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor attended the meeting.
The Administrative Council approved the transfer of land measuring 740 Kanal 9.5 marlas in favour of Industries and Commerce (I&C) Department for the establishment of New Industrial Estate in District Shopian. The upcoming industrial estate will boost the economic activity and industrial development in the area and provide entrepreneurial and employment opportunities to the youth.
The Administrative Council further approved the transfer of land measuring 750 Kanal in favour of Industries & Commerce Department for setting up a Medicity. Operationalization of the Medicity will bring world-class health care infrastructure and facilities to the region, besides providing employment opportunities to the medical/pharma professionals, local pharmacists and vendors.
Moreover, the approval was also given for transfer of 144 Kanal 12 marla in Hiranagar, District Kathua in favour of Youth Services and Sports Department, J&K for construction of Arun Jaitely Memorial Sports Complex.
The decision aims to provide quality sporting infrastructure for games like Cricket, Hockey, Football, Wrestling and Athletics and bring Kathua and Samba Districts on the sporting map of India.
The Sports Complex will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 58.23 crore and provide avenues to the local sportspersons to excel in their respective disciplines.
The Administrative Council also approved the modernization of existing slaughter Houses at Gujjar Nagar and Dogra Hall, Jammu at an estimated cost of Rs. 21.88 crore.
The project will ensure the availability of wholesome hygienic meat for human consumption, besides ensuring scientific disposal of waste, checking pollution in the area and addressing the concerns of the regulatory bodies like Pollution Control Board (PCB) and the NGT. The modernization works will be completed within 12 months.
Further, the Administrative Council also approved the Construction of Multi Storey Parking at existing Bus Stand Doda at an estimated cost of Rs. 32.46 crore. The project will be spanned over an area of 9526.05 sq.mtrs and will accommodate 136 cars and 20 buses at a time, which otherwise are being parked on the road side causing traffic congestion. Additionally, 36 shops will also be constructed to boost economic activity therein. The project will be completed in 2 years.
Similarly, the administrative approval was also given to the construction of Multi Storey Bus Stand at Ramban at an estimated cost of Rs. 22.44 Crore. The project will create additional parking spaces to de-congest Ramban town, ease traffic congestion and develop the area as a vibrant economic centre
The project will be constructed on an area of 5033 sq.mtrs to accommodate 20 buses on the ground floor and 50 light motor vehicles on the first floor. It will be completed within 2 years.