JAMMU : Minister for Housing, Horticulture and Culture Mr. Raman Bhalla today laid foundation stone of Recreation-Cum-Health Centre (RCHC) and multi play station (MPS) for children here today at Channi Himmat, Sector-1.
Involving an estimated cost of Rs. 3.65 crore, the RCHC and MPS is targeted to be completed in one year by Jammu and Kashmir Housing Board (JKHB). The RCHC complex would have two stories spread over a plinth area of 16348 sqft and facilities like Swimming Pool, Gymnasium, Jacuzzi, Steam Bath, Sauna Bath, Community Hall, Party Hall and Restaurant
Addressing the residents after laying the foundation stone, Bhalla advised the people to doe exercise and walk in the spare time by utilizing the recreational parks and recreation- cum-health centre developed by the Government across cities and towns of the State for their well being.
Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation Mr. Kiran Wattal, Vice Chairman Jammu Development Authority, Mr. Kuldeep Lal Khajuria, Managing Director JKHB Mr. Ram Pal Sharma besides other senior officers of JKHB were present on the occasion.
Mr. Bhalla said sedentary life style was the major cause for ill health and daily exercise in the open spaces is the only solution to keep maladies like fat, diabetics, hyper tension and heart ailment at bay. He asked the JKHB to develop the place with modern line facilities like seating, walkway, irrigation, illumination and landscaping so that the morning and evening walkers could enjoy their spare time . He called upon the people to keep their surroundings hygienic and pollution free to maintain a healthy atmosphere and to leave better impression on the tourists visiting the state.
Mr. Bhalla said that Government has geared up officers for retrieving State land from the land grabbers and prepared a comprehensive plan to utilize the retrieved land at various places for the construction of social infrastructure and Government assets.
The Minister further said that after inauguration of the recreation cum health centre, the place would add to the beauty of the city, which is being developed as a major tourist attraction.
Mr. Bhalla said that the proposed cable car project from Mahamaya to Bahu Fort and Mahamaya to Peer Kho besides development Tawi lake and restoration of pristine glory of Mubarak Mandi Heritage complex are some major projects coming up in the Jammu city.