Jammu, April 19: The Central Government team from Ministry of Tourism visited different project sites like Bhagwati Nagar, Suchetgarh, Mubarak Mandi heritage complex in Jammu division and took stock of the ongoing work in the development projects under centrally sponsored schemes PMRP ,PMDP (Swadesh Darshan). Ms Bharti ADG Tourism GOI and Mr Vaibhava Tripathi ADG Ministry of Tourism GOI was briefed by the secretary Tourism Farooq Ahmed Shah through an audio visual presentation about the progress on the above said projects in Jammu Division.
Under these centrally sponsored schemes Patnitop has got 7 projects costing 18.21 crores ,Baderwah has 9projects costing 35.16 crores,Poonch has got 5 Projects costing19.11 crore, Lakhapur sarthal five projects worth 18.91 crores,Kishtwar 8projects worth 35 crores,Rajouri five projects worth 17.82 crores besides this Rural Tourism development projects has got 70 projects worth 15 lakh each approximately and for the whole circuit development 3 projects of Lakhimpur Basholi Bani Sarthal ,circuit ,Baderwah Kishtwar Sinthan circuit and
Jammu Rajouri poonch circuit will also be developed under Swadesh
Program under PMDP Mega projects like Mantalai shud Mahadev Patnitop at the cost of 98 crores and Jammu Rajouri Shopian Pulwama project worth 96.3 crores was also discussed.
The secretary briefed the team about Ranjit Sagar Dam development project also. The Inspection team showed satisfaction for the ongoing projects and asked the state Tourism Department to speed up the project work and complete the work without any delays ,The secretary Tourism who was accompanied by JD planning MD cable car and other officers of the department assured the team that the said projects will be completed within the stipulated time frame.