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Katra to have Railway station, Helipad and Bus stand at one place; Administrative council gives Approval

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An intermodal station has been planned for the convenience of devotees at Katra, the base camp of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi. It will have a railway station, helipad and bus stand in one place. The tripartite MoU for constructing the Inter Model Station will be signed soon. Headed by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, the Administrative Council approved signing tripartite MoU for the construction. A Memorandum of Understanding will be signed between the National Highways Authority of India, the Ministry of Railways and the Government of Jammu and Kashmir.

It is worth mentioning that Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari announced the setting up of Inter-Modal Station during his visit to the Doda district of the Jammu division last month. The Union Minister had asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to identify the land. On this, the ministry has prepared the report of the ambitious project.

In this direction, the Administrative Council headed by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has agreed to it after the meeting. So soon, the MoU will be signed by the Katra Development Authority on behalf of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir. For this, the Administrative Council has authorized the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Authority.

The development of the Inter Model Station will be done in two phases. The first would be the construction of the public zone and then the commercial infrastructure. Creating an intermodal station will accelerate commercial and economic activities in Katra. Funding in the MoU, coordination among the agencies involved in its construction will lead to an agreement to complete the project within the stipulated time frame.

Under the plan to build an intermodal station, a helipad will be made on the rooftop for the passengers coming to Katra on the journey of Mata Vaishno Devi. The design of the model station is being done by Habib Khan, President of the Association of Architects. The model station will have biogas, water recycling, solar power in the busy port, and other facilities.

Amish Mahajan, Content Writer, JK Media 

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73rd Republic Day Celebrations Held Across Jammu

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On Wednesday, on the 73rd Republic Day of the country, the tricolour flag was proudly hoisted at every square and square of the city. Amid patriotic songs and music in all the squares and streets of the town, people hoisted the tricolour flag paid tribute to the country’s martyrs and saluted the brave soldiers deployed in defence of the borders. On this national festival of Republic Day, after flag hoisting by business organizations in many city areas, Prasad was also distributed among the people by putting up stalls of halwa-puri.

Jammu Mayor Chandramohan Gupta hoisted the tricolour and regional traders at the historic Raghunath Mandir Chowk. Apart from this, the Mayor hoisted the tricolour flag at Shaheed Major Akash Singh Park in his residence area, celebrating Republic Day with people in more than a dozen city areas.

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The main program was organized on behalf of the State Bharatiya Janata Party at the party headquarters at Trikuta Nagar, where the state president Ravindra Raina unfurled the tricolour flag along with former Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta and other leaders. Next, former Minister Sat Sharma and other leaders hoisted the tricolour flag in the BJP’s Kachi Cantonment office. Then, in the Chamber House located at Railhead Complex, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jammu, President Arun Gupta, and other office bearers and main businessmen unfurled the tricolour flag.

In Jammu’s biggest wholesale grain market Ware House-Nehru Market, the Federation’s head Deepak Gupta and market traders hoisted the tricolour flag. Apart from this, regional corporators in all 75 wards of Jammu Municipal Corporation shared the happiness of Republic Day by hoisting the tricolour flag along with the people of their respective wards.

Amish Mahajan

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Lt Governor Manoj Sinha hoists National Flag at Republic Day function

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Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha hoisted the National Flag at the Union Territory level function on the occasion of the 73rd Republic Day, here at Maulana Azad Stadium this morning.
The Lt Governor inspected the parade and took the ceremonial salute.
The Republic Day parade consisted of smart contingents from Army, BSF, CRPF, SSB, IRP (Women & Male), J&K Police, JKAP, UT Disaster Response Force, J&K Fire, and Emergency Services, J&K Forest Protection Force, Excise Department, Ex-Servicemen, NCC Boys and Girls, Bharat Scouts and Guides (Girls & Boys), besides several school contingents, Brass & Pipe Bands of Army, BSF, J&K Police, J&K Armed Police.
The colourful celebrations of Republic Day filled with patriotic fervour and the celebratory mood were aptly reflected by a host of impressive cultural items presented by various schools and departments on the occasion.
The J&K Police displayed the breathtaking Motorcycle Acrobatics, besides cultural pageantry based on the different themes activities were the main attractions of the programme. Scores of students from various schools presenting a cultural spectacle based on national integration and the glorious composite heritage of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir marked the day.
Earlier, the Lieutenant Governor laid a wreath at Police Martyrs Memorial & Balidan Stambh and paid homage to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the unity and integrity of our country.
“Valor of the Jawans and officers of JKP, Army and other Central Security Forces and their unparalleled courage is an inspiration for all. The nation will always remain indebted to their sacrifices. We all must take a pledge to eradicate terrorism and terror ecosystem perpetuated by the neighbouring country”, said the Lt Governor.
Among those who witnessed the Republic Day celebrations were Chief Justice Jammu and Kashmir High Court; Advisor to the Lt Governor; Judges of the J&K High Court; Mayor, Jammu Municipal Corporation; Member of Parliament; Chief Secretary; DGP; elected representatives of ULBs and PRIs; former Legislators; senior Civil, Police and Army officers; political and social activists; prominent citizens, media persons and the citizenry.
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Rapper cop of Jammu and Kashmir awarded by DGP

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Jammu and Kashmir Police constable Jeevan Kumar whose rap performance on a television reality show has gone viral and won him praise was awarded by Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Tuesday night.

The police chief gave a commendation certificate and a reward of Rs 10,000 to the constable.

The police chief congratulated Kumar and his family for his excellent performance and for making the force proud.

Jeevan’s rap song was a tribute to the security forces.

Police officials said rapping is a hobby of the 25-year-old constable hailing from the border belt of Bishnah in Jammu.

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Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Jammu Mukesh Singh had shared a video of Kumar singing last year and said the constable was a passionate singer.

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