KCCI raises trade, dev concerns with governor

KCCI raises trade, dev concerns with governor

Div com assures clearing soon all stranded vehicles on highway

SRINAGAR: A delegation of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) led by its president Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan here on Saturday and raised various concerns related to trade and development.
According to an official release, the delegation apprised the governor about economic losses suffered due to frequent closure of Jammu-Srinagar road link and requested for urgent repair of this road link; declaring Mughal road as a National Highway; introducing air connectivity between Srinagar and Jammu on the pattern of the ‘UDAN’ scheme of the Ministry of Civil Aviation; conversion of foot bridges on river Jhelum into motorable bridges; crop insurance scheme for agriculture and horticulture sectors; restoration of cross-LoC trade; introduction of effective measures to prevent and manage floods; making available land for industrial use; making common STPs functional to protect water bodies; and revival of carpet manufacturing industry in state.
The delegation invited Malik to the upcoming Ambassadors Meet in New Delhi on 25th May, it read.
Meanwhile, a delegation of KCCI members called on Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan to discuss various issues confronting traders.
The divisional commissioner informed the members that the government had dedicated Mughal Road for small vehicles and fruit-laden trucks till the National Highway was fully restored. He assured that all stranded vehicles on the highway would soon be cleared.
The divisional commissioner said that he would hold weekly meetings with KCCI members on every Saturday to listen and to redress issues, if any faced, by the business fraternity.