DC, SSP Doda visit Guldanda to review the status of tourist amenities

DODA, OCT 16: Amid rains and fresh snowfall in the higher reaches of the district, Deputy Commissioner Doda Vishesh Mahajan, along with SSP Doda Abdul Qayoom visited Guldanda- tourist destination in Bhaderwah to review the status of tourist amenities and other basic essential services in the area.
DC, during his visit has instructed PWD Division Bhaderwah and GREF authorities to keep the men and machinery ready and ensure the road remains open during the winter so that tourists enjoy the snow and beauty of the Bhaderwah Valley with least inconvenience.
PDD and PHE departments have been ordered to provide uninterrupted power and water supply to the residents and hotels of the area. Hoteliers and other tourism related service providers like taxi drivers, tourist guides, and others have been urged to put in place all the required infrastructure and allied things and give elite hospitality services to the visitors promoting ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ (the guest is equivalent to God).
It is worth mentioning here that the Bhaderwah and its adjoining tourist destinations receive heavy snowfall during the winter, attracting adventure and other tourists from across the country.
Administration, last year, had ensured all the roads open and all the amenities in place for the convenience of the visitors. It is further important to place here that last year, a mega Askini Bhaderkashi Utsav was celebrated, which was witnessed and highly appreciated by thousands of local and outside tourists.
This year also a weeklong festival has been planned by the administration in the last week of December.

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