Compensate shopkeepers adequately: Sagar

Shaher-e-Khaas traders hail Minister

Srinagar, Dec 13: The Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Muhammad Sagar Thursday directed the concerned officers to “ensure that persons whose structures/shops acquired by the Government should be adequately compensated as well as rehabilitated in consonance with the existing market rates,” an official handout said.
 The Minister said that “immediate measures shall be undertaken to ensure that the shopkeepers do not face any inconvenience vis-à-vis earning their livelihood and they should be rehabilitated within their catchment areas.”
 He said the Government has adequately rehabilitated shopkeepers whose shops are acquired during the road widening projects and in this connection the necessary orders have already been passed.
 The Minister was addressing various deputations including whose structures were acquired during the road widening projects undertaken by the Government.
 District Development Commissioner, Srinagar,  Baseer Ahmad Khan and other senior officers were also present. Sagar directed the Chief Engineer PDD to ensure that the adequate supply of electricity is also ensured especially during the winter months.
 The Minister also distributed financial assistance among the recent fire sufferers of Bulbul Lanker area and assured them that the Government would extend all possible help to them.
 Meanwhile a delegation of Shaher-e-Khaas traders led by Zaina Kadal Traders Federation, President Nazir Ahmed Shah called on the Minister and discussed their issues threadbare with him.
 The traders expressed gratitude to the Minister for “assuring to get the affected shopkeepers due to road widening at Qaziyar cut rehabilitated in the area.”
 The traders in a handout said the delegation of shopkeepers led by Shah and General Secretary, Omar Gani  had a healthy and fruitful discussion with Sagar.
 “On the occasion Sagar Sahib assured to get the affected shopkeepers rehabilitated in the area. DDC Srinagar Baseer Khan Sahib was also present in the meeting.  We’re thankful to Sagar Sahib for always lending a helping hand to the traders in Shaher-e-Khas,” Shah and Gani said.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 13 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 13 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 14 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST

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