Mehbooba visits Pahalgam, reviews tourist facilities

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 11/13/2017 1:13:02 AM

SRINAGAR, Nov 12: On the second day of her tour to Anantnag district in connection with the public outreach programme, chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti today visited the famed tourist resort here today. She enquired about the tourist arrivals, sanitation, preparations for the winter festival and other facilities available to tourists here.
The chief minister visited Pahalgam club and took stock of the facilities put in place for the visitors. She also visited some other places in the town where developmental activities are going on and asked for pacing them up.
Mehbooba Mufti, on the occasion, was briefed about various beautification works at the tourist spot under execution. She was informed that beautification of Aru village is under execution at a cost of Rs, 1.37 crore which involves Rs. 70 lakh fencing project for the 1500 kanal park.
The chief minister also reviewed the status of Rs. 2.69 crore Serene Park being built over an area of 88 kanals of land. She also took briefing on the Choorkadal Bridge being built at a cost of Rs. 85 llakh. The bridge would enhance the tourist attraction of the place by connecting Pahalgam bowl with Shikargah, a famed destination for foreign travelers in yesteryears. She also took review of Rs. 1.86 crore Tourist Facilitation Centre, Aishmuqam which would have many facilities for the convenience of visitors.
Mehbooba Mufti impressed upon all the concerned agencies to get the works completed at the earliest and ensure that sanitation is maintained to the highest level to make visitors’ stay much more comfortable.
The chief minister also interacted with the hoteliers and other members of tourism fraternity who apprised her of their activities and difficulties.



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