KCCI wants broad­en­ing scope of LoC trade

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

said four fire ten­ders were rushed to the spot to con­trol the fire.

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

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