Jammu Tawi, Apr 21: Almost entire four- star and three star hotel chains in Jammu and adjoining locations are pre-occupied ahead of Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district in connection with official’s event to celebrate on Panchayati Raj Diwas on April 24.
Though senior, Union Ministers, senior bureaucrats from national capital and security officials, who would accompany Prime Minister during Jammu Kashmir visit will get accommodation at government owned properties like Raj Bhawan, Circuit House, Guest Houses etc but almost all rooms in the private hotels of Jammu were booked for Saturday and Sunday) April 23 and 24) for other delegates and political leaders accompanying prime minister.
Hotels and Resorts including four-star and three-star properties in Jammu city and outskirts got huge bookings on Saturday and Sunday by government officials, delegates, CEO’s of corporate firms and PM’s other entourage, who were required to be present during the Prime Minister’s visit.
Hotels and properties along Jammu Pathankot Highway in Kathua and Samba district, a plush hotel resort in Vijaypur and Birpur area and even all luxury hotels in Vaishno Devi Shrine’s Base camp Katra have received overwhelmed booking due to VVIP visit.
“All the rooms in our three hotels are booked for Saturday and Sunday in connection with the Prime Minister’s visit. It’s unethical to disclose the identity of our guest but all booking is done for PM’s visit,” Manager of Hotel Country Inn Hotel and Restore owned by Radisson group told.
Another hotelier said that the PM’s visit infused energy in the stakeholders as people only required confirmed booking without even asking for the quotations.
“Our entire hotel is booked for two days. We do not even have a single room to accommodate any guest. The VVIP visit brought the need of having seven star hotels in Jammu, so that such events carry on smoothly,” he added.