The JKTDC (Jammu and Kashmir Tourist Development Corporation) has consistently shown progress at Rs 30.44 crore against the revenue target of Rs.33.25 core and has earned net profit of Rs.2.81 crore during 2011-12. Managing Director, JKTDC Satish Nehru informed Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Jammu and Kashmir, Legislative Assembly, which was on inspection, that the corporation has got Rs.36.18 crore revenue receipts during 2012-13 and Rs.39.95 crore anticipated during 2013-14.
The PAC visited TRC, Jammu and inspected various renovation works executed by the corporation besides the facilities made available to the tourists.
Headed by its Chairman MLA, Rafi Ahmad Mir, the PAC appreciated the overall performance of the Corporation, however, the panel stressed for more improvement. The Members included Vijay Bakaya, Niza-mu-Din Bhat, Peerzada Mansoor Hussain and Syeed Bhasrat Ahmad Bukhari were part of the Committee.
The panel recommended for enhancement in the budgetary allocation to JKTDC for maintenance of the infrastructure and the assets raised by the Corporation and Development Authorities.
The Committee while appreciating the role of the head of the corporation and his team, directed the management of the Corporation to ensure public conveniences along National Highway (NH) and tourists destinations of the state to facilitate the passengers and as well as tourists. The panel also suggested for establishment of view points on the NH.
Earlier, the Committee convened a meeting with the officers of JKTDC and reviewed overall working of the Corporation.
Nehru further informed that the construction of Pahalgam Club, Yousmarg, Sonamarg, Gulmarg and Cheshmashahi huts are under execution and the work is in progress besides up grading all the facilitations across the State for better management and comfortable stay of tourists.
The Chairman directed the Management of the Corporation to ensure the surrounding area of the TRC complex neat, clean and take measures for comprehensive management plan for wastages. The panel asked them to ensure availability of good food in all the restaurants and cafeterias of the State run by the Corporation.