KCCI wants broadening scope of LoC trade
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Tehsildar Eidgah, Nusrat Aziz said 11 residential structures were gutted in the incident.
“14 families have been rendered houseless. We have provided nine tents to the affected families, besides Rs 2000 cash and five kgs rice to each family as temporary relief,” she said.—GK SRINAGAR—Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
A delegation of the KCCI also apprised Mehbooba about their demands relating to promotion of handicraft, business and tourism sectors, as well as expediting pace of work on various infrastructure projects in Kashmir Division.
They also sought enhancement in relief & rehabilitation package announced for traders who suffered losses in 2014 floods, besides broadening the scope of crossLoC trade and travel; and putting in place a proper mechanism to streamline traffic in the summer capital.
The Chamber, inter alia, projected demands for introduction of solid waste management in city and towns with stress upon segregation of waste at source; expediting revision of Srinagar Master Plan for planned development of the city and widening of Boulevard Road and laying of a dedicated cycle track.
The delegation also urged the Chief Minister to flag the construction of International Trade Centre (ITC) at Pampore, which has been hanging fire for the past several years, said a spokesman.
The ITC, they said will come as a shot in the arm in marketing and sale of fabled Handicraft business, which has suffered a slump particularly in the last two years.
“Mehbooba gave a patient hearing to the demands raised by the delegation and asked Mr. Chaudhary and other concerned officers to ensure time-bound action,” he added.—GK