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1,474 buildings and 56 bunkers vacated from Army: JK Govt

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Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government today said that 1,474 buildings, including 179 schools and 34 hotels besides 56 bunkers, have been vacated from security forces in the state for improving the security situation.

Replying to the question of NC member Bashir Ahmed Veeri in Legislative Council during Question Hour, Minister for Horticulture Abdul Rehman Veeri said that till date, 1,474 premises and 56 bunkers have been vacated from Army and security forces in view of improvement in security environment of the state.

“Of these, 179 schools, 922 private buildings, 268 government buildings, 37 hospitals, 34 hotels, 31 industrial units and 3 cinema halls have been vacated from the security forces and the Army,” he said.

Veeri, who was speaking on behalf of the Home Minister, said that similarly 56 bunkers have also been removed from public places in Srinagar from 2009 till date.

He said efforts are afoot to have the remaining premises vacated and utilized for their original use.

As on today, 1,307 private houses, 278 government buildings, 27 hotels, 5 cinema halls, 3 hospital and 18 industrial units are still under the occupation of security forces in the state and efforts are on to ensure their evacuation, Veeri added.

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