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Development of more amenities at tourist destinations of Bhaderwah on the cards

Bhaderwah is a beautiful tourist spot in Jammu and Kashmir

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District Development Commissioner Doda, Vikas Sharma has asked Bhaderwah Development Authority to formulate DPRs for development of new amenities and maintenance of existing Tourist infrastructure in Jai valley, Padri, Khallani, Ghata, Gupt Ganga and other tourist locations within a week.

Vikas Sharma issued the directions while chairing a meeting after conducting an extensive tour of the Bhaderwah Valley. He also met various deputations including Tour and Travel Agencies and Hoteliers.

The DDC reviewed the functioning of BDA and other sectors including PHE, PWD, RDD, PDD, MC, PMGSY and Forest departments. Chief Executive Officer, BDA gave a detailed PowerPoint Presentation on the working of the BDA. He was advised to take up the matter with the Tourism Department regarding the deputation of officers for filling up vacant posts. Instructions were issued to submit DPRs for development of better amenities for the tourists at the potential places.

Directions were also issued for submission of revenue generating assets and conduct of Audit of the Authority. DC directed for time-bound issuance of NOCs and building Permissions by the line departments and publicizing Master Plan, besides initiating process for its review. He asked the CEO BDA to immediately convene the meeting of BOCA for the purpose. He was also directed to give wide publicity to the tourist places of Bhaderwah by erecting publicity hoardings on highways and pilgrimage routes.

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