Jammu Div Com to promote tourism, winter sports in Kishtwar

Published on : Saturday, June 5, 2021

Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr Raghav Langer visited the far off Sinthan top and Paddar area and inspected various potential tourism destinations there, besides taking first hand appraisal of progress on developmental works.

Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, Ashok Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, Kishtwar Development Authority/SDM ChatrooInderjeet Singh Parihar, GM(P) NHIDCl, Parveen Ahlawat, besides other officers accompanied him to Sinthan Top

He inspected the maintenance of road work on Sinthan Top, situated at a height of 12300 feet on National Highway (NH 244) and directed the NHIDCL authorities to expedite the pace of ongoing maintenance work to ensure the timely road connectivity to the area.

The General Manager NHIDCL apprised the Div Com about the progress in the maintenance of Sinthan road and informed that the NHIDCL is making all out efforts to restore the connectivity to the area.

Earlier, Div Com visited Sub Division Paddar and inspected the ongoing developmental projects/works in the area, besides holding an interactive meeting with the PRI members, including sarpanches and panches .

Discussion was held by the Div Com with all stakeholders regarding the preparatory works for the upcoming Mata Machail Yatra. DC Kishtwar was directed to submit a full action plan in this regard based on the requirement of Yatris.
The Div Com inspected the TRC building at Gulabgarh, the work on which has recently been completed.

He directed CEO KDA to tap the tourism potential of the Paddar and Sinthan-Chatroo area by establishing the robust tourism infrastructure, developing adventure tourism, sustainable tourist destinations, tapping unexplored tourist spots and here by promoting tourism sector in the area.

He stressed on promotion of winter sports including skiing adding that the snow clad landscape at Sinthan top is best suited for winter sports.

He asked the district administration to take concrete steps for development and promotion of potential tourist destinations by creating adequate tourism infrastructure and human resources, while involving all stakeholders.

The Div Com gave a patient hearing and assured redressal of their genuine demands in a time bound manner. He passed a slew of directions to the concerned officers for immediate redress of grievances and asked DC Kishtwar for proper follow up. He also directed the District administration to work in collective and responsible manner for redressing the issues of the people.

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