LoC trade centre coming up in Poonch
Cross-LoC trade will commence on Poonch-Rawalakote road and work has begun on a war-footing and an LoC trade centre, including truck terminal and godowns.business Updated: Sep 26, 2008 15:58 IST
With the trans-border trade and truck service to commence on October 28 on the Poonch-Rawalakote route in the Jammu region, work on the construction of LoC trade centre, including truck terminal and godowns, has begun in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
"Cross-LoC trade will commence on Poonch-Rawalakote road on October 28. Work has begun in this direction on a war-footing and an LoC trade centre, including truck terminal and godowns, in Poonch border district is being constructed," Deputy Commissioner, Poonch Mohammad Afzal Bhat told PTI.
The LoC trade will start between Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on October 21 via Uri-Muzaffarabad road in the Kashmir valley.
He said that the trade centre would be completed in a fortnight and all agencies were working overtime to complete it before the commencement of LoC trade.
The centre, which is coming up at Rangar, near the Chakan-da-Bagh crossing point on the Line of Control (LoC), will have truck terminal, godowns, custom and immigration offices, scanning chambers with x-ray machines, weighing bridge and security posts.
"The government had sanctioned Rs 19 crore for development of infrastructure for cross-LoC trade at Rangar. The first phase of infrastructure will be ready maximum by October 15 at a cost of Rs 4.25 crore," he said, adding although "we have very short time, we will complete it by the deadline before the start of the trade.