Jammu city to soon have a lake: Minister

Jammu city will soon have a lake which is being built down the stream near the main Tawi Bridge, Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Raman Bhalla said today.

Last Updated: Nov 07, 2010, 21:57 PM IST

Jammu: Jammu city will soon have a lake which
is being built down the stream near the main Tawi Bridge,
Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Revenue, Relief and
Rehabilitation Raman Bhalla said today.

The upcoming lake is being constructed at an estimated
cost of Rs 110 crore and would fulfil the long cherished dream
of the people of Jammu, the Minister said.

The government is also embarking on a plan to develop
the historical places in Jammu and its peripheral towns, he
said, adding that the development of the famous Mubarak Mandi
Complex as a Dogra heritage site is one of the major projects.

He said he hoped that these would become an attraction
for tourists including the pilgrims visiting Mata Vaishno Devi
shrine.

The Minister said the Central government had provided
funding to the state government for completing the ongoing
projects in a time bound manner.

A comprehensive plan has been formulated for the
upgradation and expansion of Jammu airport to provide all
infrastructural facilities to the passengers, he said.

-PTI

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