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  • Reviews progress of developmental works

JAMMU: Minister for Tourism, Tassaduq Hussain Mufti today convened a meeting regarding development and maintenance of Kashmir Golf Course. Minister for Finance Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari and Minister for Revenue Abdul Rehman Veeri were also present in the meeting. The Minister sought details regarding the development and maintenance operations of the Kashmir Golf Course. The Minister was informed that measures are being taken to upgrades the Golf Course to meet the standards of the game, besides uplifting its infrastructure.

 

He was informed that the Course was taken up by the J&K Bank and is in the final stage of completion and is expected to be completed in June, 2018. It was given out in the meeting that the finishing touches like plantation, dressing, de-weeding is being carried out. Mufti stressed for the maintenance of landscape, plantation, and drainage and sanitation for the convenience of the golfers and the people visiting the place. He also directed for taking steps with regard to the club building and creation of other ancillary facilities in the Golf Course.

 

It was given out that the tourism department carries out the maintenance and operation of other golf courses, especially Royal Spring Golf Course (RSGC) and Jammu Tawi Golf Course (JTGC) and the process requires an estimated cost of Rupees 3 crores annually. The Chairman and CEO, J&K Bank Parvez Ahmad informed the meeting that the bank has already invested Rs 30 crore on the development of Kashmir Golf Course and to complete and construct the club house along with all ancillary facilities will require another Rs 20 crore.

 

He asked for transfer of lease hold rights to free hold rights in respect of properties to the bank for strengthening the balance sheet of the bank by capital cushion. It was given out the matter will be taken up with the concerned departments. Seeking details regarding maintenance and future development of Kashmir Golf Course the Minister was informed that the J&K Bank will maintain and develop the Kashmir Golf Course, besides developing the club house in the Kashmir Golf Course along with all ancillary facilities.

 

The Minister emphasized that the work should be started immediately and the club house along with all ancillary facilities be completed at an earliest. Secretary Tourism Department Sarmad Hafeez, Infrastructure Consultant Pradeep Singh and other concerned officials were present in the meeting.

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  • Reviews pace of progress on various developmental works

JAMMU: Minister for Tourism Tassaduq Hussain Mufti Tuesday convened a meeting of officers to review the status of various development works being executed to upgrade Jammu Tawi Golf Course. During the meeting, the Minister was informed that the development works in the Golf Course are at full swing which will help develop this sports utility as one of the best destinations of international standards besides catering to its basic objective of promoting Golf in the State. 

The Minister sought details regarding the status of various development works including interior corridors of the Golf Course. Secretary Jammu Tawi Golf Course, Manav Gupta, presented a comprehensive Power Point Presentation on the salient features of the project besides the pace of progress at different levels. The Minister was informed that the department is taking several measures to upgrade the Golf Course to meet the standards of the game, besides uplifting the corridor and landscaping of the course. 

Tassaduq Mufti directed for upgrading the restaurant of the Golf Course and for submitting a Detailed Project Report (DPR) in this regard.  He also asked for taking due care of diverse flora and fauna the Golf Course is blessed with while executing the development works under the project. Tassaduq directed for proper maintenance of landscape, plantation besides drainage and sanitation for convenience of golfers and the people visiting the place. He directed the officers to synergize their efforts so that the set targets are achieved within the stipulated timeframe. 

The Minister directed the concerned to ensure that the staff is provided conducive and comfortable atmosphere so that they could perform their services in a more professional manner. Concerned Engineers, Consultants and various other officers of the department were present in the meeting.

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SRINAGAR: 8 Ball Pool Tournament was Inaugurated by DIG Central Kashmir Range Shri V.K.Birdi at G.Os mess Humhama. SSP Budgam Shri Tejinder Singh and other officers were also present at the inaugural function. The tournament is being organised by District Police Budgam. A total number of 32  individuals are participating in the tournament. On the inaugural day 16 matches were played. The aim of holding such events is to inculcate the sense of sportsmanship and amity among the participants.