Jammu old city to be developed as heritage hub

Jammu old city to be developed as heritage hub

JAMMU: The government proposes to develop Jammu on heritage lines aimed to preserve its architecture and boost tourim.
Referring to the major initiatives taken for developing the Jammu city, the Deputy Chief Minister said Rs 200 crore have been earmarked for the construction of the prestigious multi-storey parking facility at B C Road to ease out the traffic congestion in the area, besides providing parking facility to the people living in the catchment areas, two similar kinds of parking projects are underway at Super Bazaar and Panchtirthi.
The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a function organized by the Traders Federation of the Warehouse Jammu in connection with the celebrations of the Navratras here on Tuesday.
He said that the old city Jammu would be developed on the heritage pattern so that the local architectural patterns and other related things are conserved.
“Work on the prestigious Tawi River Front Development Project is also being fast-paced so that it gets completed within the stipulated time frame and comes up as a major tourist attraction in the city, besides, the Maharaja Hari Singh Park is also coming up beautifully which would be having the requisite recreational facilities besides, the provision of having reading rooms, book shops and other related facilities,” hes siad adding  in tourism sector Rs 280 crore have already been allocated to promote the tourism in the region which also includes Rs 150 crore project for cable car on PPP mode at Patnitop and Rs 60 crore for Jammu Cable Car projects.
“Renovation of the historic Mubarak Mandi which would also come up as one of the major tourist attractions in the Jammu city is also underway,” Dr Singh added.
Senior BJP leader and MLA East Rajesh Gupta, IGP Jammu, S D Singh Jamwal, DIG Jammu, Ashkoor Wani, Mahant Rameshwar Dass,  Rajesh Gupta, President Traders Federation Warehouse, other office bearers of the Federation,  Rajesh Gupta, Chairman Jammu Chamber of Industries, senior BJP leader  Ashwani Sharma, businessmen, prominent citizens and people from different walks of life were present on the occasion.
Terming the Warehouse as the nerve centre of Jammu’s economic activities, the Deputy Chief Minister said it would soon be given a holistic makeover so that the problems and other related issues being faced by the trading community are redressed. He said this would ensure that the augmentation of the already existing infra is done besides providing with all the modern facilities which would boost trade related activities in the area.
Addressing a largely attended public gathering at Lakhri, the Deputy Chief Minister said a new era of development has been undertaken in Billawar at an estimated cost of Rs 300 crore are underway. He said these would ensure that the sustained development of the area is done.
Dr Singh said that the instructions have already been passed to ensure that the works are completed within the set timelines so that the cost escalation and other related things are averted. On the occasion, the Deputy Chief Minister also announced that the Detailed Project Report of the highway between Dyalachak and Shahla coming up with an estimated cost of Rs 300 crore is being prepared for increasing the connectivity of the area.

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