Jammu, June 11: A delegation of Chamber of Commerce and Industries (CCI) led by its President Arun Gupta on Saturday met Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Secretary Housing and Urban Development and discussed issue pertaining to traders of Jammu city.
The delegation comprised of Anil Gupta, Sr. Vice President, Rajeev Gupta, Jr. Vice President and Rajesh Gupta, Secretary. While Vice Chairman JDA Pankaj Magotra and Commissioner JMC Rahul Yadav were also present during the meeting.
While speaking on the occasion, Arun Gupta raised the long pending demand of Transport Nagar area regarding black topping and construction of drains, etc. over there.
The Principal Secretary assured the Chamber team that the tenders for this will be floated in this month and the issue will be resolved as early as possible.
While discussing the matter regarding execution of lease deeds in respect of shops in Shiv Market Railway Station Jammu, the Principal Secretary Housing and Urban Development directed the VC JDA to come up with a clear picture before 18th of this month so that this issue can be resolved once for all.
Thereafter the matter relating to Lease deeds / rent issue of Bahu Plaza was also discussed and a similar assurance was given by the Principal Secretary and JDA authorities were directed to come up with a clear road map so that this issue is also settled once for all.
While discussing the issue of allottees of the Bus Stand Shopping complex, Arun Gupta said that JDA should not ask to the shopkeepers of Bus Stand to pay rent because as and when the shops were allotted to them no basic amenities like electricity and drainage system were available and are not still existing.
Arun Gupta also raised the issue of the Change in land Use (CLU) notification which was issued in December, and apprised the Principal secretary about the problem being faced by the common person concerning the notification; after a threadbare discussion, the Principal secretary assured the delegation that within next few days, the department will issue the new notification with an amendment to resolve the same.
While speaking on the occasion, Arun Gupta said that the smart parking is not acceptable to the traders and the public of Jammu. The rent being charged in some areas indicates that the parties who have clearly been successful in the tender process have not come up with a clear policy. Moreover, the charges of smart parking are very high and we request that no parking slots should be given to any agency.
Chamber clearly indicated that they are not in favour of encroachment but the way corporation is working is totally unacceptable. The ongoing drive by the corporation is disturbing the hundreds of the traders/people without gaining anything. We request that a proper mechanism be adopted to punish only those who are violating the law without disturbing the traders and the people of Jammu city,” Gupta added.