Jammu & Kashmir

Eknath Shinde Govt approves land purchase for Maharashtra Bhavan in Kashmir

Manoj Sinha with Eknath Shinde in Srinagar. [File Photo]

Mumbai: Maharashtra government has approved the purchase of 2.5 acres of land to construct a Maharashtra Bhavan in Srinagar, Kashmir.

The budget proposal for this construction was already included in the state budget during the previous session of the Maharashtra Assembly.

Earlier, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar had announced that the state earmarked Rs77 crore for building Maharashtra Bhawans in Kashmir and Ayodhya.

The Maharashtra Bhawan in Srinagar would be the first such guest house by the state in Kashmir. It aims to provide comfortable accommodations and facilities for tourists from Maharashtra visiting Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir Revenue Department has already approved land transfer

“Sanction is hereby accorded to the transfer of Shamilat Deh (Mehfooz Kahcharie) land measuring 20 kanal under Survey No 576 min situated at estate Ichgam, Budgam in favour of Maharashtra state in terms of Rule 310 of General Financial Rules, 2017, on payment of transfer value of Rs 8.16 crore, which is Rs 40.8 lakh per kanal for construction of Maharshtra Bhawan,” Secretary Revenue Department said in an order in February.

The Maharashtra Bhawan project was first proposed by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde during his December visit to Kashmir.

Shinde had requested JK Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to allocate land in Kashmir for the construction of Maharashtra Bhawan. During his visit to JK last year, Shinde met Sinha at the Raj Bhawan in Srinagar and handed him a letter making the request.

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