Provincial President National Conference and MLA Devender Singh Rana on Monday exuded confidence that the restoration of ancient Vaishno Devi route will eventually transform the entire constituency (Nagrota) as an economic hub.
"The credit for getting sanctioned the historic road link between Bamyal and Devi Mai via Oli-Mandir and construction of bridge goes to the people whose cooperation and support has enabled us to pursue all quarters and have the dream realized", Rana told a huge rally.
The rally took the MLA Nagrota in the form of a procession to celebrate the restoration of the heritage road link to its pristine glory.
Rana said he had all along been wondering as to why this monumental heritage route had suffered neglect. "We have been envisioning restoration of this route and the firm resolve of the people made us to knock every door and have the Rs 15 crore- project sanctioned", he said and hoped that completion of this road and the bridge will bring a new hope and promise for the entire area.
The Provincial President referred to the economic fillip brought by the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine to entire state, especially the Jammu region, and said the day is not far when Nagrota will also be a major beneficiary. "Apart from fillip to the pilgrimage, this route will also prove an engine of economic prosperity for the people of the area", he said, adding that Nagrota has immense potential for development as tourism, economic and sports hub of the Jammu region.