Maharashtra cabinet greenlights land acquisition for Maharashtra Bhavan in Kashmir

The Maharashtra cabinet has given the green light for acquiring 2.5 acres of land at Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir, to construct a Maharashtra Bhavan. This decision, made during the previous budget session of the Maharashtra Assembly, aims to establish a guest house catering specifically to tourists from Maharashtra visiting the scenic region of Kashmir.

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, also holding the Finance Ministry portfolio, had earlier announced plans to build Maharashtra Bhavans in Srinagar and Ayodhya. This move, integrated into the state budget, will provide comfortable and safe accommodations for tourists and devotees at reasonable rates.

“It has been decided to construct Maharashtra Bhavan at Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, and Sri Ram Janmabhoomi, Ayodhya to provide better and safer facilities to the tourists and devotees of the State at reasonable rates. In both these places, the respective State Governments have provided land at prime locations for which a provision of Rs. 77 crores is proposed,” Pawar said.