The Committee on Public Undertakings (PUC) of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly under the Chairmanship of MLA, Sat Paul Sharma today conducted an extensive inspection of State Cable Car Project at Bahu Fort-Mahamaya-Peerkhu and Sidhra Golf Club Jammu .Legislators, G M Saroori, Mohammad Khalil Bandh, Raja Manzoor Ahmed, Abdul Majid Larmi, Rajesh Gupta and Vikram Randhawa besides Special Secretary, Assembly, R L Sharma, Additional Secretary, Tourism, Gulzar Ahmed, Managing Director, JK Cable Car Corporation Limited, (JKCCCL) Shamim Ahmed Wani, General Manager, JK CCCL, Badrul Jamali Bhat, Secretary, Jammu Tawi Gold Course, Manav Gupta also accompanied the Committee during their visit to the spots.MD, JKCCCL assured the Committee that the project would be completed by July 2018. The Committee was also informed that the first trial on Bahu Fort to Mahamaya stretch will be conducted on 15th April next month.The Chairman of the Committee on the occasion said that the project shall be a major tourist attraction and will help boost the tourism sector in Jammu. The Chairman and members of the Committee also appreciated the Managing Director, JKSCCC and his team for progress on the project.Meanwhile, the Committee also visited the Jammu Tawi Golf Course (JTGC) and took stocks of its functioning.
During the visit, the Committee asked the concerned authorities of Tourism, JKSCCC and JTGC to take necessary measures for better upkeep and utilization of its assets and to augment the tourism related infrastructure.Earlier, the Committee also held a meeting here at meeting Hall Assembly Secretariat to examine the CAG’s Audit Paras pertaining to the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation Limited (JKTDC).The concerned officers of JKTDC, Tourism Department apprised the Committee about the action taken on the directions given by the Committee in its previous meetings and also assured the Committee that the Corporation will take all necessary steps to clear all issues in this regard.The Committee directed the concerned that projects should be taken up after getting requisite NOCs from Forest department and also to work in synergy with forest department to complete all ongoing projects as early as possible. The Committee also dropped some audit paras after receiving satisfactory reply from the Corporation.Deputy Accountant General, Audit, V K Bakshi also highlighted the observation pointed out by the CAG in its audit report and gave some suggestions for necessary action by the concerned. Among others, Director Finance, Lateef Ahmed, FA JKTDC, Yasir Sharif, General Manager, Operation, (J), Anju Gupta, other senior officers and officials of concerned department and Assembly Secretariat were also present in the meeting.