Upgradation of Srinagar-Jammu NH will resolve logistic issues faced by industries: CS

Calls for regular interaction between industry, government
Upgradation of Srinagar-Jammu NH will resolve logistic issues faced by industries: CS
Photo: Jammu and Kashmir Information Department

Jammu, Apr 25: Chief Secretary, DrArun Kumar Mehta today chaired an interactive session with entrepreneurs and investors at the Civil Secretariat here. The meeting was aimed at addressing the issues and concerns faced by the industrial sector in the Union Territory.

During the meeting, several important issues were raised and discussed, including land use and allotment, infrastructure development, power, departmental clearances, legal issues, and other related concerns. Chief Secretary assured the participants of full support from the UT government and issued appropriate directions to resolve several issues.

The session also highlighted the hand-holding measures and incentives being provided to the industries in Jammu and Kashmir.

Dr Mehta assured that the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway would shortly be set open for round-the-year traffic thereby resolving several logistical issues faced by industries. He assured the industrialists from the Kashmir region that the government would take necessary steps to ensure that trucks carrying perishable items are able to move to their destinations smoothly without undue hindrances.

Chief Secretary called for conducting similar meetings every month to address the grievances of the industries in the UT.

Besides industrialists, the meeting was attended by Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce, PrashantGoyal; Principal Secretary Power Development, H Rajesh Prasad; Secretary Revenue, DrPiyushSinghla; Managing Director, JPDCL, Shiv AnantTayal; MD KPDCL, Ch Muhammad Yasin; Managing Director, SIDCO/SICOP and Senior Officers from Jammu and Kashmir provinces, virtually and in person.

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