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AC approves transfer of land for sports complex, medicity

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Accords approval to developmental works

Jammu: Jammu & Kashmir administration on Tuesday approved a Revenue department proposal to transfer several parcels of land for public purpose, an official spokesman said.

The approval for setting up a Medicity, a sports complex, and a new industrial estate, was granted by the Administrative Council which met under the chairmanship of Lt Governor Manoj Sinha here, the spokesman said.

He said the council approved the transfer of land measuring 750 Kanal in favour of the Industries and Commerce department for setting up a Medicity.

“Operationalization of the Medicity will bring world-class health-care infrastructure and facilities to the region, besides providing employment opportunities to the medical/pharma professionals, local pharmacists and vendors,” the spokesman said.

In addition, the department was also transferred land measuring 740 Kanal 9.5 Marla for establishment of New Industrial Estate in Shopian district, the spokesman said.

The council approved the transfer of land measuring 144 Kanal 12 Marla in Hiranagar area of Kathua district in favour of the Youth Services and Sports department for construction of Arun Jaitely Memorial Sports Complex.

The decision aims to provide quality sporting infrastructure for games like Cricket, Hockey, Football, Wrestling and Athletics and bring Kathua and Samba districts on the sporting map of India, the spokesman said.

The Sports Complex will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 58.23 crore, he said.

The AC also accorded administrative approval to various developmental works in different districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to an official press release, the Administrative Council approved the modernization of existing slaughter Houses at Gujjar Nagar and Dogra Hall, Jammu at an estimated cost of Rs. 21.88 crore.

The project will ensure the availability of wholesome hygienic meat for human consumption, besides ensuring scientific disposal of waste, checking pollution in the area and addressing the concerns of the regulatory bodies like Pollution Control Board (PCB) and the NGT. The modernization works will be completed within 12 months.

Further, the Administrative Council also approved the construction of multi-storey parking at the existing Bus Stand Doda at an estimated cost of Rs. 32.46 crore. The project will be spanned over an area of 9526.05 sq.mtrs and will accommodate 136 cars and 20 buses at a time, which otherwise are being parked on the road side causing traffic congestion. Additionally, 36 shops will also be constructed to boost economic activity therein. The project will be completed in 2 years.

Similarly, the administrative approval was also given to the construction of Multi Storey Bus Stand at Ramban at an estimated cost of Rs. 22.44 crore. The project will create additional parking spaces to decongest Ramban town, ease traffic congestion and develop the area as a vibrant economic centre

The project will be constructed on an area of 5033 sq.mtrs to accommodate 20 buses on the ground floor and 50 light motor vehicles on the first floor. It will be completed within 2 years.

Farooq Khan and Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisors to the LG, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, J&K and Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the LG attended the meeting.

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