PHDCCI, HRAK delegation calls on Project Director NHAI

A joint delegation of HRAK and PHDCCI led by Rakesh Wazir Chairman PHDCCI submitting a memorandum to the Project Director NHAI Ajay Kumar on Thursday.

JAMMU: A joint delegation of Hotel & Restaurant Association Katra (HRAK) and PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry Jammu Region (PHDCCI) comprising Rakesh Wazir Chairman PHDCCI & President HRAK, Shyam Lal Kesar Chairman HRAK, Virender Kesar District President Reasi PHDCCI, Ravi Nag Ward Councilor Katra Municipality, Koushal Magotra PHDCCI Patnitop President, Press Club Katra President Rakesh Sharma, Gen. Secretary Arun Sharma, Sr. Vice President Sohan Kohli, Amit Sharam, Shubham Sharma and people from media and others fields met Project Director National Highway Authority of India Ajay Kumar and apprised him that a peculiar type of situation has arisen at Ban Toll Plaza, District Jammu wherein the renewal of passes to Katra has once again been stopped.
Wazir while speaking on the occasion clarified to the Project Director that as per specified guidelines of the National Highway Authority of India passes to the people of Katra were issued right from the time of opening of the Ban Toll Plaza on the calrifications from then Deputy Commissioners of Jammu & Reasi on the communication of then Project Director, which specified the areas falling within 20 Kms and Katra was one of them.
Shyam Lal Kesar while speaking on the occasion said that stoppage of renewing the already given passes issued to more than 800 vehicles that too for more than 4 years back i.e. from the time of starting of the Toll plaza is really surprising and asked that NHAI can take clarifications whatever it want to have but renewing of passes should not be stopped.
Virender Kesar said that if renewing of legal issued passes is stopped it will lead to major law & order and its total responsibility will lie on the Toll Post people & NHAI which regulates them.
Ajay Kumar listened to the delegation patiently and said that confusion if any would be sorted out shortly including taking of fresh report from the Deputy Commissioner, Reasi within 3 months and till the time the renewal of passes will continue as it is.