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Ahead of year 2022, Div Com Kashmir mulls to notify new rates for Hotels, Houseboats, Taxis, Shikara

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Ahead of new year-2022, the Divisional Commissioner, P.K Pole Monday directed to explore ways to notify rates for upcoming 3-5 years with five percent annual enhancement.

The directives were that the rates proposed and implemented for Hotels, Restaurants, Houseboats, Taxis, Shikaras, and ponies shall be notified for the calendar year 2022.

Pole informed that possibility shall be explored to notify the rates for 3-5 years with five percent annual enhancement so that the rates are regulated in letter and spirit.

The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, further directed the concerned officers for the immediate finalisation of the rates and its implementations.

According to the minutes of meeting of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pole further informed that complaints of non-regulations of rates in respect of Hotels, Restaurants, Houseboats, Taxis, Shikaras, ponies are being regularly received which is giving bad name to the trade in the Valley.

The Divisional Commissioner directed Director Tourism and all Deputy Commissioners that rates proposed for Hotels, Restaurants, Houseboats, Taxis, Shikaras, ponies shall be put to public domain through the website of the Tourism Department.

Besides, rates shall be available through print, electronic and social media. The valuable comments and suggestions proposed by the public shall be given due consideration.

Pole in a meeting also stressed that rates with regard to Hotels shall be proposed and fixed as category and season wise.

“Rates notified shall also be strictly implementable for those hotels having a chain of hotels through the country,” Pole directed.

He also directed that for overcharging to be brought down, a rate list shall be erected near the taxi stands, bus stations, police stations, Tourist Reception Centres (TRSs), tourist destination entry and exit points.

The Director Tourism said that the proposal for the rates other than hotels have been framed, finalized and submitted to the Government for its approval

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Driver dead, another injured as lorry rolls down into gorge

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A trucker was killed and another person injured after a truck rolled down into a deep gorge near Tulbagh, one kilometre from Banihal town of J&K’s Ramban district on Wednesday.

An official that a truck, bearing registration number JK05A 8209, which was on its way from Jammu towards Srinagar fell into a deep gorge near Tulbagh around 7 pm, resulting in on spot death of the driver.

Soon after the accident, Banihal police and local volunteers launched a rescue operation and retrieved the body of the trucker, who was identified as Nazir Ahmad Sheikh (58), son of Abdul Gani Sheikh, a resident of Bandipora in north Kashmir.

The injured, identified as Naveed Ahmad son of Nazir Ahmad, also a resident of Bandipora, was shifted to Emergency Hospital Banihal.

An official said that the body is being shifted to Bandipora and that the relatives of the victims were on their way to Banihal.

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3 Soldiers Injured In Shopian Gunfight

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On Wednesday, three soldiers were injured, two of them critically, in an ongoing gunfight in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, reports quoted officials said.

They said that two soldiers suffered bullet injuries as soon as the gunfight started between militants and a joint team of Police and army in the Nowgam area of the district. Later, another soldier was injured in the firefight.

Quoting official sources, a news agency reported that the injured were shifted to the army’s 92 base hospital, where two remain in “critical condition.”

The encounter had ensued after Police and army launched a cordon and search operation following inputs about the presence of the militants.

As the joint team approached towards the suspected spot, the officials said, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight, they said.

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Gunfight breaks out in south Kashmir’s Shopian

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A gunfight broke out between militants and the security forces in the Check Nowgam area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday, police said.

A police official told a medic agency that the gunfight broke out after the police and security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Chek Nowgam area of the district.

It was not immediately known how many militants were surrounded by the security forces.

Further details are awaited.

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