Pro­posal for two dry ports in J&K

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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.

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