Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Dr Raghav Langer conducted an extensive tour of the Mansar and Surinsar area of District Udhampur and discussed the rejuvenation plan for the twin Lakes- one of the main tourist attractions of Jammu region.
The Divisional commissioner also visited historical Samba fort and reviewed its restoration and beautification plan.
During the spot inspection of the twin Lakes, the Div Com discussed in detail the issues related to Land acquisition for development of new assets, demarcation of Lake area, LT line shifting, provision of cycle track, Parking facilities, construction of Khuls, Desilting, Surinsar park, Inherent wildlife department issues, Land for liquid /solid waste management, Identification of land for wellness center, Appointment of consultant, Establishment of Tourist facilitation centre at Mansar, Tuck shop, development of view points, shifting of fishes (introduced species), Bio Toilet facility etc.
While reviewing the Surinsar Development Plan, the Divisional Commissioner directed the revenue authorities to start the demarcation of the lake area at an earliest. The department was asked to hold meetings with stakeholders to resolve issues regarding land acquisition. The ADDC was also asked to convene a meeting with all stakeholders and flag all the issues related to disposal of waste.