Jammu Tawi, April 11
Minister of State for Tourism, Culture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi today stressing on the importance of parks for building healthy communities directed JMC and Floriculture department in cohesion to provide public with these essential recreational spaces. The Minister said this while inspecting the infrastructure and amenities available at Purani Mandi Chowk Park, here today. Senior political leaders Yudhvir Sethi, Baldev Singh Baloria and government functionaries including Director Floriculture, ACR Jammu besides other officers and officials from concerned departments were present on the occasion. The Minister commenting on dilapidated condition of the park directed JMC to ensure regular maintenance of all parks under its aegis on a rotational basis. With regards to the Purani Mandi Chowk Park, the Minister directed the officials to undertake complete renovation of the park within a time frame of one month including undertaking heavy plantation drives, adding benches, construction of pathway, remodeling of fountain, relocation of water cooler and electricity poles etc.
The JMC was also directed to identify spot for Statue of Jambu Lochan besides complete all pending works and maintaining utmost sanitation standards for the convenience of the people.
The Minster also directed the concerned officers to ensure proper illumination in the park and make the high mass lights functional.