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No response to J&K land request, K’taka junks hotel plan | India News

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BENGALURU: The Karnataka government’s plan to build a hotel and resort in Jammu and Kashmir has been shelved as their request for land has received no response from the J&K government.
The tourism department had proposed a Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation hotel in J&K and had sought 10-15 acres of land. Karnataka was the second state in the country after Maharashtra to show interest in buying land there after the Center repealed Article 370 of the Constitution.
Former tourism minister and current BJP National Secretary General CT Ravi had written a letter to J&K Lieutenant General in 2019 seeking 10-15 acres of land. “But we didn’t get any response from J&K. We decided to abandon the plan after that, ”said a government official. According to tourism department officials, the state decided to focus on its own regions in the past year in light of the impact of the pandemic on the tourism sector.

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