Asserting Koteranka has immense tourism potential, Minister for Transport, Abdul Ghani Kohli said Kousarnag, being blessed with abundant natural beauty is one of the best suited place that could be developed into an eco friendly tourist destination. He said such untapped virgin tourist destinations have ability to attract tourists in large numbers, both from within and outside the country. The Minister stated this during a public grievance redressal camp convened at Koteranka.Addressing public meetings in Budhal and Koteranka areas of district Rajouri, the Minister said such virgin areas having huge tourism potential and can be optimally utilized for transforming economic landscape of the region, besides putting it on larger canvas which would in turn enhance income generating opportunities for locals.
The Minister was accompanied by Member Parliament, Jugal Kishore. On the occasion, Jugal Kishore announced Rs 5 lakh out of his MPLAD fund for construction of a community hall at Khwas.Responding to various issues raised by locals including plying of SRTC buses on Jammu - Sugdi route, upgradation of schools with adequate teaching staff, water supply schemes, installation of new electric transformers along with power supply to uncovered hamlets and check on discrepancies in electricity bills, the Minister assured them that all genuine issues shall be considered on priority and addressed at the earliest. He also directed RTO to deploy SRTC bus on Jammu - Sugdi route. Among others, SDM Kotranka, Sukhpal Singh, Executive Engineer, PWD, PDD, PHE, sectoral officers along with prominent citizens including Thakur Puran, Dev Raj, Javed Iqbal were present on the occasion.