SASB To Pay Rs 250 Annual Rent For 25 Kanal Srinagar Land

Lt Governor lays foundation stone of Office cum Yatri Niwas of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board | File photo

Govt Okays Srinagar Land for Amarnath Shrine Board

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has leased twenty five kanal land to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) against an annual rent of Rs 250 for the construction of board’s office and Yatri Nivas in Pantha Chowk area of this capital city.

The revenue department on Friday issued an order approving the lease of 25 kanal land in Pantha Chowk area of the city to the Shrine Board for construction of office and ‘Yatri Nivas’ for a period of 40 years from the date of taking over the possession.

The order issued by Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary to the government, also reads that SASB will pay A “nominal ground rent of Rs 10/- per kanal per annum without charge of any premium subject to the condition that the land shall be used only for the purpose for which it is granted”.

“The allotment/ lease shall be governed under the J&K Land Grants Act 1960 and the rules made there under,” it adds.

According to the order, Srinagar’s Deputy Commissioner shall sign the lease on behalf of the government.

Pertinently, the order by revenue department comes two weeks after Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha laid the foundation of office-cum ‘Yatri Nivas’ here on August 6. During the event, the LG had stated that a similar facility for pilgrims to accommodate 3200 yatris was also coming up at Chanderkote in Ramban district.

According to an official spokesperson, the upcoming SASB office-cum-Yatri Nivas in Srinagar will be completed in a period of 18 months and will be able to accommodate over 3000 pilgrims.

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