Katra: Hotel & Restaurant Association, Katra (HRAK) & PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PHDCCI),Jammu called on Secretary Public Health Engineering (PHE) Irrigation & Flood Control Farooq Ahmed Shah and raised the issue of shortage of water at Katra and other issues related to the department of flood control.
Chief Engineer PHE Jammu Ashok Gandotra,Supertending Engineer,Executive Engineers & officers of PHE department were also present in the meeting.
While speaking on the occasion Rakesh Wazir President HRAK and Co- Chairman PHDCCI Jammu Region said that hotels at Katra should have a separate commercial water line with un interrupted water supply so that Yatries coming from each and every nook & corner of India do not find any problem. He even requested for making of more water lifting points around Katra besides from Jhajjar source particularly in summer when the hotels even find problem in getting water through tankers from a single source.
“Wazir said that Katra is a place where more than 1 crore Pilgrims /Tourists visit from every nook & corner of India and whatever impression & image a pilgrim carries home, in fact becomes the image of the state and even otherwise Katra is the feeding point to whole state as for as Tourists are concerned and if the first impression is good, more Tourists would like to visit other parts of the state as well,” statement said.
Chairman HRAK Shyam Lal Kesar while speaking on the occasion said that neat & clean water is the basic need and it becomes even more important if so many people from India & abroad are visiting to a particular place as pilgrims who are in fact are the guests of the state and every effort should be made to ensure that they do not suffer
Shah listened the delegation patiently and assured that sympathetic consideration would be given to demands especially to the un interrupted separate water supply line to the hoteliers.
The meeting among others was attended Katra Head PHDCCI & Sr.Vice Pressident HRAK Virender Kesar,HRAK Vice Presidents Ashwani Kumar,Vivek Sharma,Nishant Sharma,Ajay Kotwal,Sumit Khajuria etc.