DDC visits Jai Valley, Paddri, assesses facilities for tourists

DDC Doda Vikas Sharma during visit to Jai Valley on Wednesday. —Excelsior/Tilak Raj
DDC Doda Vikas Sharma during visit to Jai Valley on Wednesday. —Excelsior/Tilak Raj

Excelsior Correspondent

BHADERWAH, Aug 4: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Doda, Vikas Sharma today visited famous tourist spots Jai Valley and Paddri in Bhadarwah to review the arrangements and facilities being provided to the tourists coming from within and outside of the UT.
Tehsildar Bhaderwah, Xen BDA, BDO Bhaderwah, Xen 114 RCC GREF, AE BDA, JE BDA and representatives of other departments accompanied DDC.
DDC inspected the Jai-Gandoh road and assured that the road shall be completed with black topping as soon as possible so that tourist can explore new beautiful tourist spots along the road to Gandoh.
Xen BDA in brief described the facilities available for stay and amusement of tourists at Jai. He said that there is children park constructed by BDA for the enjoyment of children and igloos, huts, youth hostel and private tented accommodations for peaceful stay of tourists.
DDC directed the officers of BDA to install a sign board at Jai describing the place and also showing the road distances of roads connecting this beautiful valley. This will help tourists in easy access to the other tourist spots in and around Bhaderwah.
Locals presented a list of demands including power supply and installation of solar lights for this beautiful valley to attract more and tourist even during winter months.
DDC directed the officers concerned to construct toilet blocks, and upgrade igloos and huts by applying colourful paints and other necessary items. He directed the officers to make sure that the Government accommodations are made clean and hygienic for healthy stay of the tourist during the pandemic COVID-19.
Tourists from Delhi and other States who were present at Jai called upon DDC and demanded shops at Jai and other tourist sites where tourist can buy famous items native to Bhadarwah. DDC assured them that their demand will be fulfilled at an earliest.
Besides Jai valley, DDC also paid visit to Paddri and Himman Park Nalthi and viewed the requirements for betterment of these places for attraction of more and more tourist in the coming years. At Paddri, DDC inspected the building being constructed by BDA and stressed for its timely completion.