JAMMU, May 13: A delegation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) led by its president, Arun Gupta here today met Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar and discussed various issues of trade and economy of Jammu region.
The delegation demanded measures for enhancing tourist footfall in Jammu region to give impetus to the local economy and generate employment avenues.
Issue of reviving business of Jammu region especially after the impact it had due to trains chugging directly towards Katra and as per reports, to Kashmir, after some time.
The CCI president said like Pathankot city (Punjab), the Government should not allow the collapse of Jammu city business as people will prefer to go straight away to Katra and Kashmir without visiting Jammu.
“Need of the time is to provide fillip to tourism in Jammu by utilizing its splendid natural beauty so that visitors to J&K are compelled to stay here and enhance the local economy,” he maintained demanding that the Government should streamline the system to facilitate traders who have to communicate with various Government departments on one issue or the other under J&K Government’s policy of ease of doing business.
Issue of expediting projects under Smart City initiative was also highlighted by the delegation and it was demanded that proper monitoring should be made to ensure quality works.
Immediate blacktopping of road from Bahu Fort to Har Ki Pouri Mandir was also demanded.
After listening to the demands and issues of CCI, the Divisional Commissioner assured best to resolve all the issues and to come up with the plan to ensure that business in Jammu will not face any dent rather it should flourish better than before.
Among those present in delegation were Anil Gupta, senior vice president CCI; Rajeev Gupta, junior vice president; Gaurav Gupta, secretary general; Rajesh Gupta, secretary and Rajesh Gupta, treasurer.