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Syed Abid's field visits demonstrates J&K Govt's commitment towards Tourism in Jammu

Syed Abid's field visits demonstrates J&K Govt's commitment towards Tourism in Jammu
Cinosural International An Elementry School Jammu

JAMMU, OCTOBER 06: Secretary Tourism, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, today visited Gharana Wetland and Suchetgarh Border to take stock of development works being executed in these tourist destinations.

Secretary led a delegation to the picturesque eco-tourism spot of Gharana Wetland and Suchetgarh border to oversee progress on various development projects besides assessing facilities available there for the visitors in these key tourist spots of the UT.

The visit was a part of ongoing efforts of the government towards enhancing the eco and border tourism circuit under the ‘Development of Border Tourism’ initiative.

Secretary was accompanied by Special Secretary Tourism, Amarjeet Singh, DIG BSF, Chattar Pal, Special Secretary Culture, Trishla Kundal, Deputy Director Tourism (Admin), Dr. Umesh Shan,T Sonam, Commandant BSF Jammu sector and several other officers and prominent locals.

During this extensive tour, Secretary meticulously assessed the status of various development projects aimed at transforming Gharana Wetland and Suchetgarh area into major border tourism destinations in Jammu.

These projects included construction of paved pathways to the complex, creation of scenic viewpoints besides installation of focus lights, high mast light and solar lights.

Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah emphasized the importance of active public participation, particularly the youth, in effective development of such splendid tourist spots. "Gharana and Suchetgarh have immense historic significance and tourism potential in the region.

It is our earnest endeavor to accelerate development efforts in these areas with a sustainable perspective, tapping into their vast potential, he maintained".

Engaging with members of civil society and local representatives, Secretary Tourism stressed the need for all stakeholders to collaborate with government agencies to further increase tourist footfall in the region.

During the interaction, he directed for installation of India's tallest flag and creation of a pond at the Octroi post to enhance the region's allure.

During his visit, he, in a bid to immerse himself in the authentic local experience, partook in a delectable feast of indigenous cuisine within one of the quaint villages.

Secretary's visit to Gharana Wetland and Suchetgarh demonstrates the government's unwavering commitment towards realizing the immense tourism potential of these historic sites. The collaborative efforts of all stakeholders and the local community are expected to pave the way for a brighter and more prosperous future for these border tourism destinations.


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