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Bahu cable car ride to be expensive from today; Prices of tourism services and activities also fixed

Bahu cable car ride in Jammu will become costlier from Friday. This is because the special discount given to tourists by the Jammu and Kashmir Cable Car Corporation on the occasion of its inauguration has been withdrawn, and the normal rates for cable car rides will be applicable from Friday. Till now, up to 50 per cent discount was being given on cable car rides, but from Friday, the normal rates would be applicable.

A one-way ride from Bahu to Mahamaya and back will now cost Rs 150. The ticket from Bahu to Mahamaya and back will cost Rs 250. A ticket from Peerkhoh to Mahamaya will cost Rs 200 and Peerkhoh to Mahamaya and back will cost Rs 300. If you have to travel from Bahu to Peerkhoh and return from there, there will be Rs 500 for this.

The Tourism Department Kashmir has fixed the prices of various services and tourism-related activities provided to the tourists. The department has clarified that if anyone is recovering from the prescribed fee, action will be taken against him. This price will be applicable until 2021-22 and 2022-23. The tourism department has also appointed its employees and officers to keep an eye on this.

The department has fixed the fees for tourist guides, sky guides, trekking guides, skiing, sledding, ice skating, rafting and cycling people, the rent of the equipment used in them, the fee for shikara rides in other lakes including Dal, in Sonmarg. In addition, the rent for the battery car and the costs for the workers who cooperate during the trekking has also been fixed. According to the notification issued by the department, the current prices will be applicable in the financial year 2021-22, while in the next financial year, the fees will be applicable with an increase of ten per cent.

Amish Mahajan, Content Writer, JK Media 

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Delegation of Jammu University Teachers’ Association calls on Lt Governor

Today, the office-bearers of the Jammu University Teachers’ Association called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan.

The delegation led by the President of the Association, Prof. Pankaj Srivastava, submitted a memorandum of demands to the Lt Governor pertaining to various welfare issues of the teachers of the University including promotion under CAS; grant of earned leave and enhancement of the age of superannuation to 65 years in favour of teachers, and various other benefits as per UGC regulations, besides establishment of housing society exclusively for University teachers.

The Lt Governor, while interacting with the delegation members, advised them to make continuous efforts to create a conducive environment for learning and innovation in the University.

The Lt Governor assured them that the issues projected would be looked into meticulously for their early redressal.

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JKP Border Battalion aspirants submit memorandum to Div Com Jammu

Today, a delegation of aspirants seeking recruitment in the Jammu and Kashmir Police Border Battalion called on Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer.

The Aspirants apprised the Divisional Commissioner that they had applied for the post of Head Constable advertised by the Jammu and Kashmir Police Recruitment Board in 2019 and appeared in Physical and medical tests. But now, the JKP HQRS (police recruitment board) has reissued an advertisement notification for the recruitment of Head Constable in the border battalion.

The Aspirants demanded the withdrawal of the new advertisement issued by JKP HQRS. They further appealed to conduct the written examination of already qualified candidates and give a separate ad for more vacancies.

The Divisional Commissioner gave a patient hearing to the delegation and assured that the matter would be taken up with police authorities.

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Jammu Police Foils Bovine Smuggling Bid, 2 Arrested

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Nagrota police recovered six cattle from a stubble-laden truck going from Jammu to Kashmir. The accused had made a wooden box inside the vehicle. Although cattle were kept hidden inside this box, the top and front of the box were loaded with straw so that the police personnel posted at the checkpoints did not even know that cattle were being smuggled in the truck.

The vehicle driver, Obad-ul-Rehman resident of Belicharana and his companion Murad Ali resident of Belicharana, Satwari, were arrested. A case was registered against both of them at Nagrota police station for violating the order of the district commissioner and cruelty to cattle. The police are not even denying that the accused must have stolen these cattle from somewhere. The interrogation of both is on.

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On the midnight of Wednesday, Thursday, on strong information about cattle smuggling, police personnel blocked the Ban toll plaza on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. During this, vehicle number JK02AW-5753, carrying straw from Jammu to Kashmir, was stopped by the police personnel for investigation. However, when the people in the vehicle were asked about their destination, they could not answer satisfactorily.

Due to suspicion of the words of both the occupants of the vehicle, the police personnel searched the vehicle. When the stubble was removed, the police personnel found a wooden box inside the vehicle. When I looked inside the box, there were cattle there. After the cattle were recovered from the vehicle, the people tried to run away, but the police personnel did not let them escape. The vehicle was seized on the spot. Both the passengers in it were taken into custody.

Amish Mahajan

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