Poor road connectivity to health resorts concerns tourism traders
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Mar 7: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry today expressed concern over the “poor road connectivity” from Srinagar to main tourist destinations in the Valley.
At a meeting in its office chambers, the KCCI members and representatives of various tourism traders’ bodies said the road connectivity from Srinagar to Pahalgam, Sonmarg, Yusmarg and others, was too poor to allow a smooth journey.
They said besides the roads, the poor infrastructure at the tourist places was a matter of great concern.
“The lack of proper power supply serves as an impediment in the business of the hotels and restaurants,” the meeting said.
The hoteliers in the meeting complained against “the hurdles being put by different government departments especially the Pollution Control Department.”
They said the stringent and uncalled for conditions that the hoteliers were being asked to meet were making them lose their business.
President, Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Association, Siraj Ahmad said government should design financial packages that were specific to Kashmir. He said at least the basic infrastructure needed to be upgraded in line with the requirements of present tourism business.
“The slow pace of rebuilding of the Pahalgam Club is also a matter of concern as it was an important attraction for tourists for visiting Pahalgam,” he said.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 7 Mar 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 7 Mar 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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