SRINAGAR: A delegation of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), led by its President Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.

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The delegation appraised Governor about economic losses suffered due to frequent closure of Jammu-Srinagar road link and requested for:

urgent repair of this road link;

declaring Mughal road as a National Highway;

introducing air connectivity between Srinagar and Jammu on the pattern of the ‘UDAN’ scheme of the Ministry of Civil Aviation;

conversion of foot bridges on river Jhelum into motorable bridges;

crop insurance scheme for Agriculture and Horticulture sectors;

restoration of cross-LoC Trade;

introduction of effective measures to prevent and manage floods;

making available land for industrial use;

making common STPs functional to protect water bodies;

and revival of carpet manufacturing industry in State.

The delegation extended invitation to Governor about the upcoming Ambassadors Meet in New Delhi on 25th May.

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