Friday, 19 November 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
Dhami, Yogi Meet in Lucknow; discuss the asset issue in detail
Claiming to have resolved the long pending issue of distribution of assets with Uttar Pradesh (UP) the Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has said that understanding with UP on all the issues has been reached. CM Dhami met his UP counterpart Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow on Thursday. The duo held elaborate discussions on the long pending issue of settlement of assets.
In the meeting of the CMs it was decided that the inauguration of the new Alaknanda tourist bungalow in Haridwar would be done in December this year and the old bungalow would be simultaneously handed over to Uttarakhand. It was decided that the land of the irrigation department of UP in Kichha bus stand would be transferred to Uttarakhand in 15 days and the pending payment of Rs 90 crore of the forest department would be made to Uttarakhand. Permission of water sports would be given Dhora, Begul and Nanak Sagar reservoirs of Udham Singh Nagar district. It was decided that a joint survey for earmarking of required land and buildings by the UP irrigation department out of the 5700 hectare of land and 1700 buildings of the irrigation department.
The two sides decided to withdraw the cases filed in the courts and agreed to solve all the issues with mutual consent. In the meeting it was also decided that Banbasa barrage and Kichha barrage which are in a dilapidated condition due to the disaster would be constructed by the irrigation department of UP. The transport corporation of UP would pay a sum of Rs 205 crore to Uttarakhand transport corporation and it was decided the income and liabilities of the assets of Uttar Pradesh Awas Vikas Parishad located in Uttarakhand would be equally distributed between the two states.
Expressing his gratitude for UP CM Yogi Aditya Nath, Dhami said that an understanding on all the issues pending from the last 21 years has been reached and all of them would be resolved soon. He said that UP is the elder brother of Uttarakhand.
The cabinet minister Yatishwaranand, chief secretary of UP R K Tiwari, CS of Uttarakhand S S Sandhu, Secretary Ranjit Sinha, chief engineer irrigation Mukesh Mohan and other senior officers of both states participated in the meeting.