Proposal for two dry ports in J&K
The Centre has proposed to set up two satellite (dry) ports in Jammu & Kashmir to facilitate ‘direct import and export’ and has sought 300 acres of land from the State Government for the purpose. There are plans to undertake highway projects worth
25,000 crore in the state this year too.
The Government is also planning to spend 500-600 crore to set up about 10 ‘roadside amenities’ units along the state’s expanding highway network if the Jammu & Kashmir Government provides land for such facilities. The proposed plans would aid in infrastructure development, besides the highway projects that are part of its efforts to boost the state’s economy and generate employment. Also the Centre had mooted the proposal to the state for inland waterways transportation in Dal Lake and other rivers and help regarding the same was promised.