Speaker stresses on creating better infra for promoting pilgrim tourism

Speaker Dr Nirmal Singh (C) during a function in Billawar on Friday.
Speaker Dr Nirmal Singh (C) during a function in Billawar on Friday.

Excelsior Correspondent
KATHUA, Sept 14: Speaker Legislative Assembly, Dr Nirmal Singh today stressed on creating better infrastructure and connectivity to the potential areas with religious significance to promote pilgrim tourism.
“Billawar has many religious places of historic importance which can be projected for attracting pilgrim tourists by making concerted efforts as travel motivations are rooted deeply in socio-cultural aesthetics,” the Speaker said after paying obeisance at Nag Mandir Sanayal, Dinga Amb at Billawar.
While speaking about various tourist places in the area having religious significance, Dr Singh emphasized on bringing Billawar under religious tourism circuit and said that with increased accessibility and improved infrastructure a complete transformation would be witnessed in proliferating religious tourism.
“The development and projection of tourist spots and religious places will not only improve socio-economic status of the local population but also foster communal harmony and lead to a cleaner social environment,” Dr. Singh added.
During the religious congregation, several delegations apprised the Speaker about the demands of their respective areas pertaining to improvement of water supply, upgrading of roads and augmentation of power infrastructure. Dr Nirmal Singh issued on spot directions to the concerned officers to resolve all the genuine issues on priority.
BDO, Tehsildar, Engineers, other Divisional level officers, prominent citizens and villagers in large numbers were present on the occasion.

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