Published on : Wednesday, October 25, 2017
For exploring all possibilities for promotion of adventure tourism in Reasi district, which has infinite scope and potential in this specific tourism sector, the Minister of State (MoS) for Tourism Priya Sethi chaired a meeting of tourism and district administration on Monday.
The minister said that the district is blessed with religious tourism where around one crore tourists from across the globe visit annually. She said if these huge numbers of tourists are diverted towards adventure tourism, health tourism, etc., it could change the economic profile of local areas in particular and of the state as a whole.
The minister instructed the officers for involving local people before starting tourism related activities in their areas. She also instructed the tourism department to start adventure activities courses for bringing in employment opportunities for local people.
The minister also directed the tourism department for supplementing the existing banners and boards from Jammu to Patnitop and from Jammu to Katra with publicity of adventure tourism. The department was also instructed to complete all tourism buildings in district Reasi as soon as possible.
Priya Sethi also enquired for details on the progress of infrastructural development at Siard Baba. As far as development of infrastructure at Bhim Fort is concerned, it was informed that all the components like parking, electrification, restaurant, toilets, benching, etc. have been raised and the same would be open to the public shortly.
The minister asked the deputy commissioner to identify the land and also provide other logistics so that adventure tourism could be developed in the district. She also said to focus on the forthcoming world’s highest bridge at Bakkal and said that this will emerge as another tourism hub in the district.
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