JK News Today

Jammu, July 30:

A delegation of Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries (JCCI)  today called upon Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Advisor to the Governor N N Vohra and submitted a memorandum regarding the problems being faced by people of Jammu.

The demands raised in the memorandum included problems being faced at fruit mandi Narwal, continuation of pick and drop facility by interstate buses at bus stand BC road and  early completion of artificial lake project on river Tawi.

The delegation led by its president Rakesh Gupta also demanded that specific  advertise campaign by the Tourism department be launched to highlight all the religion tourism circuits of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, Shadhra Sharief and Nangali Sahib which shall not only promote tourism but also communal harmony.

The memorandum included that against specified 800 kanals of land, Narwal Mandi has been developed on 326 kanals of land till date. 200 kanals has been taken back by Railways, while 125 kanals continue to be forest land and rest land has been given to agencies such as NHPC, Banks, fisheries department and the locals by the JDA.

Other demands included establishment of mega market with food processing park, transfer of lease hold rights, remodeling of shops design in the market complex and providing for canteen facility in the market

It also drew attention towards very prestigious sanctioned but incomplete project of Artificial Lake on River Tawi in Jammu on which a sum of Rs. 80 crores approx. has already been spent. It sought government’s intervention for its completion which shall be major attraction to retain the religious pilgrims in Jammu city.

Terming that business in the old city is totally depended on the tourists visiting Jammu, the JCCI said that pick up and drop facility at Bus Stand shall not only save the economy of the small traders but also the tourists coming to the state shall feel secure being picked up and dropped in the heart of the city, where after such Inter State Buses will be parked at ISBT Narwal.