Taxi operators meet Mehbooba, appeal for boosting tourism

JAMMU: A delegation of Jammu Taxi Operators on Friday called on the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and discussed issues besides appealing to her to give a boost to the tourism sector in Jammu Province. A deputation of Taxi operators of Jammu city met the Chief Minister and raised their issues with her, official spokesman here said. He said that the operators demanded waiving off of parking fee at various stands, rationalising speed governors on highways and introduction of online bookings etc. The deputation also demanded identifying more spots like Suchetgarh in Jammu adjoining areas to give boost to the tourism in the province.
Meanwhile several other deputations also met the Chief Minister and apprised her about their problems.
A deputation of people from Tujjar Sharief demanded inclusion of the place into the pilgrim tourism map of the State. They also sought completion of Shalpora Water Supply Scheme and Tujjar Sharief receiving station at the earliest. They also extended invite to the Chief Minister to visit the area.
A deputation of people from Nowshehra also met Mehbooba Mufti and put up their demands.
A deputation from Zainageer area demanded rationalisation of administrative units in the area, strengthening of educational infrastructure and payment of compensation to the farmers whose land has been utilised under Wullar barrage project.
A deputation of people from Langate also met the Chief Minister and put up similar demands with her.
The Chief Minister assured the deputations to look into the demands raised by them and take appropriate action on the same in a time bound manner.