After his appointment as Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Khan, met Lt Governor Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan in Jammu on Wednesday.
Lt Governor discussed with Advisor various issues relating to the holistic development of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
He congratulated Khan for his new appointment and wished him a successful tenure ahead.
Meanwhile, a team of Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) led by Executive Director and State Head IOCL, Chandigarh Sujoy Choudhary, also called on Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan.
The Executive Director discussed various issues related to handing over of land for shifting POL Depots in Jammu and Kashmir, priority for movement of POL tankers on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and access through the tunnel, especially during winters. Further, exploration for rail network for the smooth reach of POL to the valley, expediting change of land use for new retail outlets by industry were also raised by the IOCL team.
The Lt Governor assured the IOCL to look into the issues projected by them and observed the need to expedite the process of land acquisition. He further assured the IOCL team that the concerned departments would be asked to complete the process in a time-bound manner.
The Lt Governor asked IOCL to ensure adequate stock of availability of the LPG and other petroleum products in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. He also advised the IOCL to ensure that all oil depots meet Oil Industry Safety Directorate (OISD) norms wherever required, taking necessary risk mitigation measures.