Srinagar, January 05 (KMS): The Modi-led Indian government has declared 1034 kanals of land in Gulmarg and 354 in Sonamarg in the name of ‘strategic areas for armed forces’.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang Kondbarao Pole confirmed that the government has nodded to allow the use of land to army for training purposes.
“At both the places (Gulmarg and Sonamarg), trainings of high altitude are conducted for which the army has already acquired land there and some is requisitioned land”, he said.
He further said: “The Army may be in need of construction of training halls etc and this was done to enable them to have required infrastructure. It was important and the nod from administration was given.