In a gesture of goodwill, the government of Uttar Pradesh has handed over the state-run Alaknanda Hotel in the pilgrimage town to the government of Uttarakhand.
According to reports, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday handed over the Alaknanda hotel to Haridwar, which has been the subject of a dispute between the two states for two decades.
After its formation as a separate state in 2000, the government of Uttarakhand claimed Alaknanda guesthouse. However, Uttar Pradesh had retained the guest house. The case was pending in the Supreme Court, but the two states mutually resolved the issue.
Uttarakhand | UP CM Yogi Adityanath and CM Pushkar Singh Dhami inaugurate Bhagirathi Guesthouse accommodation for tourists in Haridwar
The Rs 43.27 crore guesthouse having 100 rooms was built by the UP government. pic.twitter.com/eBbszl9ISF
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The government of Uttar Pradesh has constructed a 100-room Bhagirathi tourist guest house in Haridwar to accommodate guests traveling from the state to Uttarakhand. Therefore, the UP government handed over the Alakananda guesthouse to Uttarakhand to resolve the long-standing issue of asset allocation between the two neighboring states.
The two states have resolved most property disputes between them, which have been pending for 21 years since Uttarakhand was formed as a separate state.
Handing over the guesthouse, UP CM Yogi Adityanath said, “The Alaknanda guesthouse issue has been pending in court for a long time, however, UP and Uttarakhand have resolved the matter with a mutual understanding that UP will hand over the guesthouse. Alaknanda Hotel in Uttarakhand, and in return, the state will allocate land to UP to build a guesthouse for tourists.
Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Dhami thanked Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and said 95% of land disputes between Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand have been resolved. etc