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JAMMU: Criticising Union Government for sending 18-member Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) delegation on study tour for promotion of tourism in Kashmir and not for Jammu, Citizen’s Forum on Thursday asked the Govt to think and prepare plans for developing tourism infrastructure in Jammu.
In a press statement issued here, President Citizen’s Forum, R K Chadha said for last 30 years all kinds of parliamentary and other delegations have been making tour programmes to enjoy hospitality of Kashmir valley without any tangible result.
This time they have come to enjoy and promote tourism in Kashmir only and not Jammu. “We fail to understand when Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been promising to develop Jammu tourism, which has been neglected by all successive Governments, why the delegation is not uttering a word for Jammu tourism. Somebody should tell them Kashmir is fully equipped with Tourism Infrastructure and in good times never attracted more than 8 lakh tourists but in Jammu, due to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, the number remained more than one crore per annum always,” he added.
Chadha further said that they should know that tourists would only come to a peaceful place. Jammu is a peaceful and tourists are coming here in abundance. Think and prepare plans for developing Jammu tourism infrastructure,” he asserted.