‘Adequate infra available at TFC Chakan-Da-Bagh, Poonch’

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JAMMU: To facilitate smooth cross LoC trade, adequate infrastructure has been created at Trade Facilitation Centre (TFC) at Chakan-Da-Bagh Poonch, Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Prakash Ganga informed the Legislative Assembly on Monday.
He said the TFC is spread over an area of 89 kanals with administrative block, immigration block, parking space for trucks, barracks for security personnel, medical aid centre, toilet complex, etc. to facilitate cross LoC trade and travel, an official handout read.
He said that an amount of Rs 7.59 crore was spent for creation and development of infrastructure in Phase-I , which included three cargo halls, one administrative block, waiting hall for PaK drivers with canteen facility, X-ray scanners, parking place for 45 vehicles, diesel generator set, toilet block, weigh bridge, water tank and water cooler.
“Under Phase-II, an amount of Rs 10.25 crore was sanctioned for creation of additional infrastructure which included parking place for 60 vehicle, barrack for security (G+2), medical aid centre, dormitory for truck drivers, toilet complex, compound wall, ramps for rummaging, lawns, lighting facilities up to zero line” the minister added.
Replying to a question raised by Shah Mohammad Tantray, the minister said that there was no provision for block wise registration of youth/interested traders/firms for LoC Trade in the agreed Standard Operating Procedure (SoP)., the handout added.

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