Army to hand over land for tourism purposes in J&K
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
In an important gesture of compassion with far reaching concerns, the Army is considering handing over the tenure of 139.04 acres of defence plot located in the core of Srinagar city to the native government.
This is an important measure to evade confrontation between the citizens and the Army which has been a main pillar of consecutive J&K administrations since the last 50 years.
Sources said that 139.04 acres of Defence land at Tattoo ground would be advanced for tourism reasons along with other linked happenings.
The Ministry of Defence inkedan agreement with the Ministry of Home Affairs with the administration of UT of J&K for transferring Defence plotof 139.04 acres located at Tattoo ground to the Home Affairs Ministry for boosting tourism and other progressiveevents in the area.
Manoj Sinha, theLieutenant Governor, chaired the agreement signingevent at Raj Bhawan. The Ministry of Defence was exemplifiedwithindigenous military power of Tattoo ground division and securityland officer Kashmir circle Srinagar. The plotwould be given by the Defence Ministry in120 days timeframe.
The Lt Governor spoke of the MoU as animportantjuncturefor improvingsignificant tourism space in J&K.
Praising the Army for its collaboration, the Lt Governor said that thegovernment and security services are devoted to the well-being of people.