Facility will give fillip to economic activities: FinMin


Lakhanpur, Jan 13: Minister for Finance, Abdul Rahim Rather today said the new Toll Plaza here will give fillip to economic activities.
 He said the Toll Plaza will provide hassle-free facilities to the traders, industrialists and other business community to tranship their consignments to and fro.
 He said the concept of a modern Toll Post at Lakhanpur was conceived by him in 1999-2000 as Finance Minister, and he directed the concerned for formulating a plan in this regard.
 “The land acquisition process began and the work on new Toll Plaza started in 2008,” he said adding that the “keen interest of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah for this modern facility at the gateway of Jammu and Kashmir fast tracked the construction programme and it has been completed in over three years.”
 Completed at a cost of Rs 42.58 crore, the new Plaza has 9 Weigh Bridges for trucks and 5 Bus Bays for buses and light vehicles.  The Plaza has a main office block and a parking facility for 240 trucks.
 It has shelter place for drivers with nearby sanitation facilities.  The recreation building constructed in the complex has facility for traders and businessmen to stay.
 The building also provides additional facilities for tourists and passengers with 24x7 systems of drinking water and electricity supply”, he added.
 The Finance Minister said that the new Toll Plaza to be fully computerized with application of e-governance techniques will not only upgrade tax collection plugging leakages but provide a great relief to the trading community.
 The payment of passenger tax, toll tax, entry tax and other taxes will be now online also. He said that all the financial units of the State would be totally computerized by April 2013.
 He said the new Toll Plaza has provided adequate office accommodation to both the wings of Excise and Commercial Taxes Departments. This would provide conducive working condition to the functionaries helping in enhancing efficiency.
 Rather asked the officers to deal with dealers and traders in a sophisticated, professional and kind manner. “You should take full care of legal formalities, but your PR should also be up to the mark”, he told them.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 13 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 13 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 14 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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