KCCI meets Advisor to Governor, demands re-conversion of the ‘Skewed’ Foot Bridge to a motorable one

KCCI members. File Photo.

Srinagar: A delegation of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) led by the President Javid Ahmad Tenga met B.B. Vyas, Advisor to Governor on Thursday.

“Discussions revolved around problems being faced by the business community regarding settlement of unresolved issues of earlier tax regime and delay in finalization of Master Plans,” the KCCI said in a statement. “In turn, the advisor gave his assurance that the last date of amnesty granted under Order No. 39_FD of 2018 dated 05-02-2018 which was expiring on the 15th of July, 2018 would be extended by one month.”

Objections were also raised to the proposals of the Draft Master Plan in Srinagar which reserved 15% of areas in Business Districts for what was termed as ‘informal businesses’, the statement said. “The re-conversion of the ‘Skewed’ Foot Bridge to a motorable one which was critically required to ease the traffic congestion leading to the Central Business District were also in one of their demands.”

In response, B.B Vyas said that the re-conversion of the bridge would be actively considered by the Government and all possible measures would be taken to bring relief to the general public.

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