A complete Development Plan would be prepared for developing the Janjehli area from tourism point of view to make this area a major tourist destination. This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the closing ceremony of Janjehli Tourism Festival-2022 at Janjehli in Seraj Vidhan Sabha area of Mandi district .
Chief Minister said that the Janjehli Tourism Festival was aimed at promoting tourism activities in the area, which has been immensely blessed with natural beauty and salubrious climate. He said that the whole area has immense tourism potential and once fully exploited it could emerge as a new tourist destination for the tourists. He said that Shikari Mata Temple in the area was not only important centre from religious point of view, but was also gradually emerging as a favourite place for tourists. The State Government was committed to develop this place from tourism point of view by creating adequate tourism infrastructure in the area, he added.
Jai Ram Thakur said that ADB Project was being implemented in the State to develop lesser known tourists’ destinations under the ‘Nai Raahein Nai Manzilein’ programme. He said that a mega tourism project of Club Mahindra was coming up at Janjheli and would be completed within the next few months. He said that Rs 3.60 crore Inspection Hut inaugurated by him today at Janjahli would go a long way in providing boarding and lodging facilities to the tourists visiting the area.
Chief Minister said that all the major tourist destinations in the area have been connected with roads which would surely promote tourism development in the region. In the times to come, the area would not only witness the arrival of tourists from all over the country, but tourists from other parts of the world would also visit the area, he added.
Jai Ram Thakur said that Janjehli-Raigarh-Shikari Mata road had been upgraded by spending an amount of Rs 7.36 crore to facilitate the tourists visiting Shikari Mata temple. He said that Seraj Kala Manch would be constructed in Dheem Kataru and an amount of Rs. 6.74 crore would be spent on construction of this ambitious structure. He said that the State Government was ensuring alround and equitable development of every area of the State, with special focus on those areas which remained neglected so far due to one reason or others.
Chief Minister said that the State Government would provide 50 per cent concession on fare in HTRC buses to the women commuters and free power upto 125 units per month would be given to the domestic electricity consumers. He said that the State Government was also providing free water in rural areas of the State. He said that it was surprising these decisions were not going well with the Congress leaders. These leaders should voluntarily give up the free power being provided to the consumers and if they wish they can even pay bills of other consumers, he added.