JAMMU, Aug 25: All Jammu & Hotel Lodges Association (AJHLA) today expressed hope that under the able governance of new Governor Satyapal Malik the Jammu will get its due share in every aspect for which it is waiting since years.
In a statement, Chairman, AJHLA, Inderjeet Khajuria said that all the political Governments of the times have neglected the Jammu in every aspect but especially in the field of tourism, which is the prime reason that Jammu could not become independent tourist destination and remains a merely transit camp. He said that whatever the development in this sphere has been done so far this has been done in Governor’s rule time to time.
The association is hopeful that ongoing tourist related projects which has been started or restarted by the State administration during this stint of Governor rule should be continued with same spirit so that those may be completed in the stipulated time period fixed for projects.
Stating the importance of the tourist related project for the Jammu, he said that with all those projects the Jammu would get impetus in tourism sector and the derailed economy of Jammu province would be restored and the employment opportunities in Jammu would also be hiked.
Mentioning about the some important tourism related projects which are under construction and have jumped deadlines after deadlines of their completion, he said that Artificial Lake Project has been near about completion but a defaulter company namely GVR India Ltd has secured status quo from Chennai High Court and the then Governor in last meeting had directed the concerned authorities to take urgent action for stay vacated and immediately complete the same.
Showing resentment over the reducing the work pace of Multi-level Parking at General Bus Stand Jammu, he said soon after the darbar move from Jammu to Srinagar the pace has been sudden reduced. He demanded to increase the pace of work to complete the work within the stipulated time period.
Expressing shock over slow pace of work on the Mubarak Mandi Restoration Project, he said that very poor speed of working on the project has hampered the tourism in Jammu and now work culture should be upgraded to complete the project.