Playing safe over the issue of shifting of an Army camp in Baramulah, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir said that only
home minister can comment on the issue.
“Only Home Minister’s can decide whether to shift the army camp from old town or not. I can’t comment on the issue”, Samoon told KNS when asked to comment about the demand of people to shift the camp from their locality.
However, he said that Rs 10 crore out of Rs 50 crore have been released by the centre for road widening in North Kashmir. Samoon said that under the project roads in North Kashmir would be widened, adding, “Police station will be established and the land required for the construction of police station building will be purchased,”
Terming the project ‘old wine in new bottles’, Chairman Auqaf Islamia Baramulah Abdur Rehman Shala demanded that rehabilitation of affected house holders and shopkeepers should be given preference during the implementation of the project.
“Road from Azadgunj to Tawheed Gunj would be widened under this project. Various meetings had been held for it and I was part of those meetings,” he said.