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Uri: Cross-border truck terminal to come up

Written by: Staff

Srinagar, Jun 7: About 50 kanals of land would be acquired for construction of a terminal at Salamabad in Jammu and Kashmir's border area of Uri for trucks bound for Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), once the cross-border trade starts in July.

The terminal would be constructed at Nawpora in Salamabad where a Tourist Reception Centre (TRC) already exists for Srinagar- Muzaffarabad bus passengers.

This was stated at a high-level meeting chaired by Animal Husbandry and Information Technology Minister Taj Mohi-ud-din at Lagama in Uri tehsil.

He said 74 km road stretch was blacktopped and 160 km mettled in the Baramulla district while 8000 mts of drain constructed during last year.

Five bridges at Kamalkote, Trukajan, Hajipeer, Lachipora and Nambla were also completed last year, he added.

Mr Mohi-ud-din said the state government was striving hard to provide better civic amenities and other facilities to the people, particularly those living in far-flung areas.

The state government was determined to provide a clean, responsive and efficient administration to the people of the state, he added.

The Minister asked the officials to work with added zeal and dedication to mitigate the problems confronting the people and called for evolving a mechanism for redressal of grievances of the people and also for monitoring development projects.

As many as 111 Anganwari centres were set-up in the Uri tehsil during the current financial year which would take the number of such centres to 236, he added.

The meeting was told that 5000 children up to six years of age were provided nutrition last year while more than 7700 children covered during the current financial year for which Rs 72 lakh would be incurred.


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