Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, today visited Patnitop area and reviewed the development of Patnitop, Batote, Sanasar tourist circuit at a meeting with the officers concerned.
The government has proposed to develop Patnitop and adjoining areas as tourist hub as well as medical destination. The meeting reviewed the performance of Patnitop Development Authority (PDA), JKTDC and Tourism Department. Deputy Commissioner, Ramban, Showkat Aijaz Bhat along with senior officers of the departments concerned attended the meeting.
The main issues discussed in the meeting included maintenance of existing roads and early completion of ongoing projects, construction of a Sports Stadium, Wellness Centre, Park, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Underground Power cable project, cable car project from Batote to Baghlihar and widening of Batote-Baghlihar road. Verma directed the PWD to prepare a comprehensive road connectivity project for Patnitop, Sanasar Nathatop and Batote area for attracting tourists. He asked the DC Ramban to explore the possibility for the construction of International Sports Stadium at Sanasar on proposed land and DYSSO was directed to visit alongwith the team of Sports Council of India for the purpose.