Doda: Pul-Doda to Chatergala Road via Bhaderwah town is of immense importance as it caters to major tourist destinations of the district. This road connects District Doda with District Kathua as an alternate route and has a far-reaching impact on the local economy and commerce. The tourist destinations like Guldanda, Chatergala, have seen heavy footfall of tourists from across the country during last winter. This year also the area received snowfall in the month of October and tourists started converging in the Bhaderwah Valley, Chatergala, and other hill points.
To evaluate the current status and to take immediate measures to improve the road quality, Deputy Commissioner Singh held a meeting with OC GREF, ADC Bhaderwah and other concerned officials here in his office chamber.
The DC instructed to constitute a committee of AE GREF, TehsildarBhaderwah, and BDO Bhaderwah to submit the detailed report of repair work required for the improvement of road infrastructure in the area. He impressed upon the GREF authorities to construct proper drainage system alongside road and de-clog the existing drains. DC Harvinder Singh has stressed on increasing the men and machinery required to clear the snow and slides during the ensuing winter so that the road remains open for the residents and other winter tourism activities in the area. Deputy Commissioner has further ordered to remove the encroachments if any on the road taking help of the civil and police authorities of the sub district Bhaderwah.