SRINAGAR: The administration has sanctioned over three acres of land in favour of the Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) in the city for construction a ”Yatri Niwas” on lease for 40 years for an annual rent of Rs 250.
According to order issued by administration, the new facility, coming up at Pantha Chowk here, would be built in 18 months and will accommodate more than 3,000 pilgrims.
“Sanction is hereby accorded to the grant of land measuring 25 kanal situated at village Panthachowk, district Srinagar, in favour of the SASB for construction of office and Yatri Niwas on lease basis for a period of 40 years from the date of taking over the possession on payment of 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,” reads the order issued by Revenue Department.
The deputy commissioner of Srinagar has been directed to sign the lease agreement on behalf of the government with the SASB.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on August 6 had laid the foundation stone for the ”Yatri Niwas” and office of the SASB.