Intra-Kashmir trade crosses Rs 300 cr mark
Srinagar, Sept 10: Marking yet another milestone, the trans-LoC trade via Uri-Muzaffarabad route has crossed Rs 300 crore mark.
Officials at Trade Facilitation Centre Salamabad, Uri, told Greater Kashmir that the intra-Kashmir trade reached Rs 300.34 crore on Tuesday, when goods worth Rs 6.9 crore were exchanged between the two divided parts of Kashmir.
Till date, 132 sessions of the trade have been carried out since the initiation of the trade. “Since the start of the trade in October 2008, goods worth Rs 122.45 crore have been exported from Kashmir Valley to PaK, while commodities valuing Rs 177.89 crore have been imported from the other side,” said Muhammad Ashraf Wani, Trade Facilitation Officer Salamabad.
He said so far 3569 truckloads laden with 227725 quintals of goods have rolled down from the TFC Salamabad, whereas 261962 quintals of merchandise have been received in 3798 trucks from the Chakoti Trade Centre, PaK.
To recall, the LoC trade between two parts of Kashmir was started on October 21, 2008 with much fanfare, when Governor N N Vohra flagged off the first trade convoy from Salamabad for Chakoti. Since then, the trade has witnessed many twists and turns.
Giving details of the weekly trade, Wani said, goods worth Rs 2.86 crore were exported to PaK in 61 truckloads on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the officials said on account of upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr no trade was conducted via Uri-Muzaffarabad on Wednesday and that no trade would be carried out next week as well.
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