Div Com Jammu tours Suchetgarh, Gharana Wetland circuit

Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer on Tuesday conducted an extensive tour of Suchetgarh, Gharana wetland circuit and assessed the development of facilities at these potential sites for the tourists.

The Div Com was accompanied by DIG BSF, Surjit Singh; Conservator Forests East Circle, Deputy Commandant BSF, DFO wildlife, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Assistant Director Tourism, Sub Divisional Magistrate R S Pura besides Company commanders, concerned Tehsildar and other concerned officers.

Pertinently, the Government has planned to develop and promote border tourism by developing frontline Suchetgarh area on the pattern of Wagah Border.

During the tour to the border outpost, the Div Com directed the tourism department to create additional facilities to attract maximum footfall of tourists to Suchetgarh.

The Div Com took a round of the border outpost and inspected many utilities including, gallery, canteen, park, pond area and assessed the required development of facilities for the visitors.

Pertinently, the Government has planned to develop and promote border tourism by developing frontline Suchetgarh area on the pattern of Wagah Border.

During the tour to the border outpost, the Div Com directed the tourism department to create additional facilities to attract maximum footfall of tourists to Suchetgarh.

The Div Com took a round of the border outpost and inspected many utilities including, gallery, canteen, park, pond area and assessed the required development of facilities for the visitors.

The Div Com directed the officers of the tourism department to pursue the DPR to promote border tourism on the pattern of Wagah Border.

Meanwhile, the Divisional Commissioner alongwith other concerned officers visited Gharana Wetland and reviewed the facilities there and discussed issues related to land acquisition.

The Sub Divisional Magistrate, R S Pura apprised the Div Com about the details of the total land to be acquired and the steps taken in this regard so far by the administration.

He also asked the officers of the Wildlife Protection department to take steps to conserve the Wetland and promote it as a major tourist attraction.

The Div Com also interacted with the locals and listened to their issues. They apprised the Div Com about the delay in payment of land compensation and other issues of public importance. The public of the village also handed over a memorandum of demand to the Div Com.

The Div Com gave patient hearing to the PRIs, Locals and assured them that all their genuine issues would get resolved.

He also directed the SDM for conducting detailed assessment of structures, trees, Pump sets etc. on the land which is to be acquired.

Later, en-route the Div Com visited the old Railway Station site at R S Pura and directed the tourism department to explore the possibilities for its development as heritage site for promotion of tourism in the area.

“Development of new attractions and up-gradation and improvement of the existing infrastructure for promotion of tourism is one of the priority sectors of the government”, the Div Com said.

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