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KP rehabilitation issue under process: Malik

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Srinagar, July 19: Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Satya Pal Malik Friday said the issue of rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits is under process and whatever progress is made in this direction will be accordingly conveyed.

Replying to a question regarding rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrant Pandit in separate colonies in Kashmir, Malik said the state government is framing a policy in this regard.

“Well this is not the place to discuss these things; yes the government is framing a policy in this regard. Modalities are being discussed and whatever progress is made will be accordingly conveyed,” Malik told reporters after inaugurating first fleet of electric buses at Sheri Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) here.

Malik said the electric buses besides changing face of the town will prove favorable in many aspects. “This is a great initiative. This will change the face of our town, Malik added.

It is in place to mention that the inauguration of pilot project was due on 9th of this month; however non installation of charging points at designated places delayed the process.

Tata Motors has already supplied ten electric buses to the Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (J&KSRTC), and 30 more are to be supplied shortly for the implementation of this pilot project.

The buses were procured under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles program of the central government.

The Governor while taking a dig at hoteliers and houseboat owners for dumping sewage into Dal Lake said their registration will be cancelled if they don’t install Sewage Treatment Plants (STP’s).

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