Divisional Commissioner of Jammu demanded for a holistic development of touristic places

Published on : Sunday, May 19, 2019

On Thursday, Divisional Commissioner (Div Com), Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, demanded for a holistic development of tourism places in Jammu.


According to an official, Verma explained this as he visited Patnitop and arranged a meeting to evaluate the development of Patnitop, Batote, Sanasar and its neighboring areas as tourist hub as well as medical destination in addition to reviewing the development of Patnitop Development Authority (PDA), JKTDC and Tourism Department at Patnitop in Ramban.


In the meeting, Deputy Commissioner, Ramban, Showkat Aijaz Bhat was present along with senior officers of the concerned departments including ACR, Harbans Sharma, Xens of PDD, PWD and PMGSY, Youth Services and Sports Officer and Officers of PDA, Tourism Department, JKTDC.


The prime concerns discussed in the meeting including road maintenance and early completion of continuing projects, construction of a Sports Stadium, Wellness centre, Park, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Underground Power cable project, cable car project from Batote to Baghlihar and widening of Batote-Baghlihar road, as mentioned by the official.


Div Com. directed the Xen PWD to arrange a wide-ranging road connectivity project for Patnitop, Sanasar Nathatop and Batote area to lure tourists. He requested the DC Ramban to travel around and find out the possibility for the construction of International Sports Stadium at Sanasar on proposed land. DYSSO was advised to visit the team of Sports Council of India for the purpose at the same time.


He requested the officers to set up a Land Bank to recognize land for developing infrastructure like Wellness centre, Parks, Sports Stadium. Floriculture Department was requested to prepare a DPR to build up a Park at Sanasar. In contrast, AD tourism was directed to submit an inventory of accommodation at Patnitop, Sanasar and Batote in addition to preparing its maintenance proposal.


On power and water supply in higher reaches of the area and tourism spots, he requested the DC Ramban to organize a meeting with the responsible officers to set up additional structure to address the issues of electricity and water.

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