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GoI’s tourism ministry sanctions major projects for JK

Shah briefs visiting team about ongoing projects

Srinagar, Apr 18 (KNS): The central Govt team from Ministry of Tourism GOI visited the different project sites like Bhagwati Nagar, Suchetgarh, Mubarak Mandi heritage complex in Jammu division to take stock of the ongoing Work in the development projects under centrally sponsored schemes PMRP, PMDP (Swadesh Darshan).
Bharti ADG Tourism GOI and Vaibhava Tripathi ADG Ministry of Tourism GOI were briefed by the Secretary Tourism Farooq A Shah through an audio-visual presentation about the progress on the above said projects in Jammu Division.
Under these centrally sponsored schemes Patnitop has got 7 projects costing 18.21 crores, Baderwah has 9 projects costing 35.16 crores, Poonch has got 5 Projects costing19.11 crore, Lakhapur-Sarthal five projects worth 18.91 crores, Kishtwar 8 projects worth 35 crores, Rajouri five projects worth 17.82 crores, besides this Rural Tourism development projects has got 70 projects worth 15 lakh each approximately and for the whole circuit development 3 projects of Lakhimpur-Basholi-Bani-Sarthal, circuit, Baderwah Kishtwar-Sinthan circuit and Jammu-Rajouri-Poonch circuit will also be developed under Swadesh Program.
Under PMDP, mega projects like Mantalai shud Mahadev Patnitop at the cost of 98 crores and Jammu-Rajouri-Shopian-Pulwama project worth 96.3 crores were also discussed.
The secretary briefed the team about Ranjit Sagar Dam development project also. The Inspection team showed satisfaction for the ongoing projects and asked the state Tourism Department to speed up the project work and complete the work without any delays. The secretary Tourism who was accompanied by JD planning MD cable car and other officers of the department assured the team that the said projects will be completed within the stipulated time frame. (KNS)