Katra hoteliers seek increase of stay for Vaishno Devi pilgrims at tourism hot-spots

The members of Hotels and Restaurants Association, Katra (HRAK) on Sunday sought increase of stay for Vaishno Devi pilgrims while submitting a memorandum to Commissioner-cum-Secretary Tourism Yasha Mudgal.

The HRAK delegation comprising its President Rakesh Wazir, Chairman Sham Lal Kesar, Senior Vice President Virender Kesar, Rajneesh Sharma and others called on Mudgal amidst the presence of Joint Director, Jammu Tourism Sunaina Sharma Mehta, Deputy Director Savita Chouhan, Assistant Director Ambika Bali.

Wazir emphasized that need of the hour is to increase the stay of one crore visiting Vaishno Devi pilgrims and for that places of Tourist interests around Katra especially Shiv Khori, Patnitop, Natha Top, Sanasar, Bhaderwah, Mansar, Surinsar, Kol Kandoli, Deva Mai etc. are needed to be developed.

Jammu Hotel Association Rakesh wazir

He said that all industrial benefits need to be extended to the tourism sector as well including power to hotels at par with industrial rates, and GST reimbursement to hotels on the pattern of manufacturing Industry, reported The Daily Excelsior.

Wazir emphasized for starting Ropeways particularly at Shiv Khori and Sanasar and also emphasized for starting work on the separate water scheme for hotels which has already been sanctioned since long.

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