The Northern Army Commander, Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi, inaugurated a 464-bed modern transit facility in the national capital on Sunday for troops deployed in the Jammu and Kashmir region.
The project, which started in 2017 at a cost of approximately Rs 18 crore in New Delhi, has now been officially opened, the Indian Army said in a press statement. According to the Indian Army, the facility will greatly enhance the morale of troops inducted to Jammu and Kashmir and transiting from Delhi.
The operationalization of this facility would enable troops to be comfortable and would provide necessary ease during transit. Currently, troops moving to Jammu and Kashmir are staying in temporary accommodations.
The transit facility is equipped with modern facilities for ensuring the comfort of troops, including two reception centres, three dining halls, cook houses, a lift, and fire-fighting systems.
The transit facility will ensure that the transiting troops stay comfortably in New Delhi and will strengthen the existing military infrastructure.
It will also ensure the net happiness quotient of troops under Northern Command.