Luxury hotels in Jammu packed ahead of PM Modi’s visit
Jammu, Apr 21 (KNO): Almost all four-star and three-star hotel chain in Jammu and adjoining locations are occupied ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir as part of the official event to be celebrated on Panchayati Raj Diwas on April 24.
Although senior officials, Union ministers, senior national capital officials and security officials, who are accompanying the prime minister on the visit to Jammu and Kashmir, will be accommodated in government-owned properties like Raj Bhawan, Circuit House, Guest Houses etc. but almost all rooms in private hotels in Jammu have been booked for Saturday and Sunday (April 23-24) for other delegates and politicians accompanying the Prime Minister.
According to News Agency – Kashmir News Observer (KNO), hotels and resorts including four star and three star properties in Jammu city and its outskirts received huge bookings on Saturday and Sunday by government officials, delegates, corporate CEOs and other PMs. entourage, who were to be present during the Prime Minister’s visit.
Hotels and properties along Jammu Pathankot highway in Kathua and Samba districts, luxury resort in Vijaypur and Birpur area and even all luxury hotels in Vaishno Devi Sanctuary base camp, Katra have received overflowing booking due to VVIP visit.
“All rooms in our three hotels are booked for Saturday and Sunday as part of the Prime Minister’s visit. It is unethical to release the identity of our guest, but all reservations are made for PM’s visit,” the manager of Radisson-owned Country Inn Hotel and Restore told KNO.
Another hotelier said the Prime Minister’s visit had energized stakeholders as people only needed a confirmed reservation without even asking for quotes.
“Our entire hotel is booked for two days. We don’t even have a single room to accommodate any guest. The VVIP visit has brought about the need to have seven star hotels in Jammu, so that such events go smoothly,” he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu on Sunday is likely to push Rs 39,000 crore investments in Jammu and Kashmir on top of the government’s policy of reaching out to Panchayats across the country on Panchayati Raj Diwas.
Officials say a UAE business delegation will also be present to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Rs 39,000 crore investment push in Jammu and Kashmir during his visit to the Union territory on Sunday. .
This will be the Prime Minister’s first visit to J&K since the repeal of Section 370 in August 2019.
The prime minister is trying to change the narrative of the union territory ahead of the elections that will take place after the boundary exercise is completed.
Leading UAE multinationals such as DP World, Emaar Properties, Lulu Group, Royal Strategic Partners and Wizz Financial, have pledged total investment of around Rs 3,000 crore in sectors including infrastructure, IT, hospitality and food processing.
The regions of Jammu and Kashmir will equally benefit from the proposed investment in the territory of the Union.
According to data compiled by the UT administration, 19,125 kanals of land have been awarded in Jammu region to 1,105 applicants which is expected to bring in investments worth Rs 17,968 crore.
While 19,897 kanals of land have been reserved in the Kashmir region for 3,339 applicants which is expected to bring in investments worth Rs 24,187 crore.
Modi will also inaugurate the Banihal-Qazigund tunnel road built by Border Roads Organisation, lay the groundwork for two power projects – 850 MW at Ratle and 540 MW at Kwar – in Jammu and five highways to be developed by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). and 100 jan aushadhi kendras in UT.
A drug is also being developed in Jammu region by Apollo Hospitals—(KNO)