The Jammu and Kashmir authorities is planning to develop Bikram Chowk Railway Station as a heritage website to draw vacationers visiting town of temples, a senior authorities official stated on Tuesday.
Jammu Divisional Commissioner Raghav Langer was on a go to to the railway station, which was in-built 1897 however was deserted after the partition because the railway hyperlink to Sialkot (Pakistan) was damaged.
Accompanied by senior officers, Langer assessed the renovation necessities and issued directions for beginning the preliminary work to materialise the restoration plan, an official spokesman stated.
“Growth of recent sights and upgradation and enchancment of the present infrastructure for promotion of tourism is among the precedence sectors of the federal government,” the divisional commissioner stated.
Langer, together with different officers, took a spherical of varied blocks of the station and noticed that totally different landmarks and remnants are nonetheless out there on the website.
“The railway station has a historic and heritage significance and extraordinary efforts needs to be made for restoring its previous grandeur,” he stated, directing the Tourism Division and Jammu Good Metropolis Restricted (JSCL) to make a undertaking report (proposal) for the renovation of the railway station, together with all of the vital parts of the undertaking.
He stated the refurbishment of the railway station would add one other dimension to the heritage tourism in Jammu and Kashmir.
He additionally directed the officers involved to undergo the photographs out there of the historic railway station because it had existed earlier, in order that it’s restored to its pristine glory.
The outdated Jammu railway station was on the Jammu Sialkot line which had prepare companies from Jammu to Sialkot (vice-versa) by passing by way of R S Pura, Miran Sahib and Suchetgarh.
The divisional commissioner directed the south tehsildar and the Jammu Growth Authority to conduct a demarcation train and submit an entire report together with survey numbers concerned, land titleship and different income particulars of the positioning.
He additionally directed the officers involved to take drone pictures of the station and mark the buildings which may very well be renovated.