JAMMU: Development of religious places for promotion of pilgrim tourism in the state is at the utmost priority of the government. This was stated by Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh during the inauguration of ‘sun shade’ at existing path of Bawe Wali Mata Temple constructed at a cost of Rs 28.50 lakhs by Jammu Development Authority, an official press note issued on Tuesday read. According to the press note, Deputy Chief Minister stressed that government was taking requisite steps to improve facilities at prominent places of religious and tourist importance and focus was being laid on optimally tapping the tourism potential of the area.
He said that ‘city of temples’ has been a major pilgrim tourist destination and requisite initiatives would be taken to enhance amenities for the pilgrims and make their stay comfortable and their visit a memorable one, the press note read.
“Government is making dedicated effort to boost the vast religious potential of the state”, Singh asserted.
He said that central and the state government have taken path breaking initiatives to ensure equitable development of all the regions of the state with prime focus on welfare of the people with effective service delivery mechanism and good governance.
He asked Jammu Development Authority to ensure time bound completion of the ongoing development works for betterment of the people. He also called for regular monitoring of the projects to meet the quality norms and timelines, the press note added.