DDC inspects facilities for tourists at picturesque Jai Valley and Paddri Dhar in Bhaderwah

BHADARWAH: District Development Commissioner Doda, Vikas Sharma today visited famous tourist spots of Jai Valley and Paddri in Bhaderwah to review the arrangements and facilities being provided to the tourists coming from within and outside.
Jai, the picturesque Valley lies on the North East of Bhaderwah town connected to the town by 32 KM beautiful Bhaderwah-Jai link Road.
The facility for the adventure lovers and trekkers is also available in the shape of a Youth Hostel which accommodates around 150 guests. The Jai Valley is also being linked by the upcoming 46 KM Jai-Gundoh Road which encompasses the beautiful hunting grounds of Bachdhar. The Valley is also being linked to the Kahara area through 27 KM Kahara-Jai Road.
Padri Top or Padri Pass is a hill station situated 41 kilometre North of Bhaderwah on Bhaderwah–Chamba National Highway.
Tehsildar Bhadarwah, Xen BDA, BDO Bhaderwah, Xen 114 RCC GREF, AE BDA, JE BDA and representatives of other departments accompanied the DDC.
The DDC inspected progress on Jai-Gundoh road and assured that the road would be completed with black topping very soon and enable the tourists to explore new beautiful tourist spots along the road to Gundoh.
Xen BDA briefed about the facilities available for stay and amusement of tourists at Jai. He said that there is Children Park constructed by BDA, besides igloos, huts, youth hostel and private tented accommodations for comfortable stay of tourists.
He directed the officers of BDA to install a sign board at Jai describing the place and also showing the distance of the road connecting this beautiful valley. “This will help tourists to plan their trip to other tourist spots in and around Bhadarwah” he added.
During the tour, the locals presented a list of demands seeking power supply and installation of solar lights in the beautiful valley to attract more and more tourists even during winter months.
The DDC directed the officers concerned to construct toilet blocks, and upgrade igloos and huts by applying colorful paints and other necessary items. He directed the officers to keep the Government accommodations clean and hygienic for the safe stay of the tourists during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tourists from Delhi and other states who were present at Jai met with the DDC and called for establishing shops in Jai and other tourist spots where tourists can buy famous items native to Bhadarwah. The DDC assured to take adequate measures in this regard.
Later, the DDC also visited Padri and Himman park Nalthi and assessed the requirements for further beautification of these places for the attraction of more and more tourists in the coming years.
At Padri, the DDC inspected the building being constructed by BDA and stressed for its timely completion.

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