Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, said that government will construct state-of-art tourist gateway at Check-i-Wagund Anantnag.
The divisional commissioner said this while reviewing the rehabilitation process of 156 shopkeepers which were affected by the displacement of Lower Munda Toll Plaza.
The meeting was informed that district administration had identified 55 kanals of proprietary land at Check-i-Wagund. This chunk of land situated at the tri-junction of National Highway 444, Hillar Railway Station and opening tube of Qazigund-Banihal upcoming tunnel which is the most feasible place to construct Tourist Gateway (Tourist Facilitation Centre cum shopping plaza) for such tourists who are arriving the valley through road or rail link. It was further informed that Rs 110 crore DPR has been formulated by the District Administration for construction of Tourist Gateway and rehabilitation of the affected shopkeepers.
The divisional commissioner Kashmir directed R&B Department to bear the cost of Rs 10 Crores to purchase 55 kanals of land from their proprietors at Check-i-Wagund Anantnag.