'JK imported Rs 29,000 cr goods in 2011-12'

CM to inaugurate new toll plaza Lakhapur today


Lakhanpur, Jan 12: Check post Lakhanpur has realized Rs 306.23 crore revenue on account of toll in 2011-12 marking an increase of 22.59 per cent from Rs. 249.82 crore registered a year earlier.
 The import and export of taxable goods during last fiscal has been Rs 28,924 crore and Rs 12,369 crore respectively. 
 The figures were given out to Minister for Finance Abdul Rahim Rather today who gave final touches to the grand inaugural function of the Rs 42.5 crore new Toll Plaza at Lakhapur.
 The Plaza will be dedicated to the people of the state by the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tomorrow.
 The minister was accompanied by Commissioner Commercial Taxes, Kifayat Rizvi, Excise Commissioner, Vineeta Gupta and District Development Commissioner, Kathua, Zahida Khan.
 The Minister inspected various sections/wings of the new Toll Plaza including weigh bridges, public grievances hall, main office block and 240 truck parking lot.
 The minister said that Toll Plaza has been constructed on fast track basis to make both vehicular movement and tax collection mechanism hassle free.
 He said in view of the great importance of tax collection in resource mobilization, the completion of this prestigious project is vital for the growth and development of the state.
 Rather said the completion of the project is a big leap forward towards modernization and automation of Toll collection system.
 He said the Chief Minister was very keen to see this dream project fulfilled as early as possible adding that commissioning of the New Toll Plaza will be a “historic” and “revolutionary” step of the coalition government to provide hassle free delivery of services to all the stakeholders under one roof as both Excise Toll Post as well as Commercial Tax Post has now been housed in the same complex for better coordination and reduction in goods clearance time, an official statement said. 

Lastupdate on : Sat, 12 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 12 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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