J&K govt to set up 6 transit accommodation for Kashmiri migrant employees

Lubna Fayaz

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir government has identified six locations in Kashmir for the construction of transit accommodation for Kashmiri migrant employees at an estimated cost of Rs 201.60 crore.

The administrative approval for the same was given today and the accommodation is being given to the employees recruited under Prime Minister’s Development Package, 2015.

The order issued by the Department of Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Civil Secretariat, Jammu, states that the transit accommodation will consist of 1,680 units and will have an estimated cost of Rs 201.6 crore. The accommodations will be set up at Anantnag, Ganderbal, Baramulla, Shopian, Bandipora and Kupwara.

Furthermore, the order mentions that in Anantnag district, 192 units will be constructed at a cost of Rs 23.04 crore on 13 kanals and 16 marlas at Marhama, Bijbehara;

In Ganderbal district, 192 units will be constructed at a cost of Rs 23.4 crore at Wandhama, Lar on 30 kanals, meanwhile, in Baramulla district, 336 units will be constructed at a cost Rs 40.32 crore at Fatehpora on 40 kanals of land.

In addition to this, in Shopian district, 192 units will be constructed at Allowpora, Keegam on 40 kanals of land at a cost of Rs 23.04 crore and in Bandipora, 480 units will be constructed at Odina, Sumbal area on 75 kanals of land at a cost of Rs 57.60 crore.

In Kupwara, 288 units will be constructed at a cost of Rs 34.56 crore on 36 kanals and 14 marlas land at Khullangam Bagh area.

In connection with the construction of ‘transit accommodation for Kashmiri Migrant employees under PM’s package’, the department has also constituted a committee to resolve all matters pertaining to the identification and transfer of land to the department of Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction by November 15, 2020.

The members of this committee constitute Principal Secretary, Revenue Department as chairman, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Secretary DMRR&R as members and Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner (M), J&K as co-opted members.

-CHK