Jammu Tawi, December 5
Senior leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Member of the Legislative Council (MLC), Vikramaditya Singh today said that coalition government headed by Mehbooba Mufti is committed to develop Jammu as independent tourist destination. He said that government has already taken a number of steps to explore tourism potential in Jammu region.
In a statement issued here today, Vikramaditya Singh said that decision of the state government to complete Birpur-Utterbeni road was a step in this direction. Singh expressed his gratitude and thanks to Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and the Roads and Buildings (R&B) Minister, Abdul Rehman Veeri for undertaking the completion of the Birpur – Utterbeni road. This 23 km stretch of road connects Jammu with pilgrimage and tourist sights of Purmandal and Utterbeni.
Owing to public resentment, Vikramaditya Singh had been constantly following up on this matter with higher authorities and had even raised questions in the State Assembly inquiring about progress of this road. In his last meeting with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti at her residence on November 18th, he had stressed the need to repair and restore better connectivity to these historic pilgrim sights as it was part of late Mufti Mohammad Sayed’s stated agenda to develop Jammu into an independent tourist destination. He said the public has greatly appreciated this quick and prompt follow up action by the Chief Minister.