‘246 families from Kalai to be rehabilitated at Wanganpora’
Srinagar, Aug 20: Minister of State for Tourism, Culture and Home, Nasir Aslam Wani said Saturday that restoration of old glory of Naagar Nagar is priority of the government.
He said government has already a proposal for rehabilitation of affected families under the jurisdiction of conservation of Kalai. “Under this proposal 246 families would be rehabilitated at Wanganpora. The showcasing of the culture and heritage of the area besides enhancing scenic beauty would boost economy of the area,” he said.
Tourism and Culture Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora said tourism department is going to implement a mega project of Rs 24.14 crore for the purpose Development of Mega Tourist Circuit Scheme.
He said restoration of monuments including kalai from Kathi Darwaza onwards and beautification works of the area would be the main features of the project.
Rural development minister Ali Muhammad Sagar said that the government is keen to promote varied tourism potential of Naagar Nagar. He said creation of necessary tourist facilities and conservation and restoration of various monuments like Dhara Shieko Hamam and kalai would be taken up at the earliest.
He also enquired about the present status of laying of rope way from Kathi Darwaza to Makdoom Sahib Shrine. He was apprised that work on this Rs 3.50 crore project has been started, adding that the project work would be completed within stipulated time frame.
A team of senior officers including Commissioner Secretary Tourism, Atul Duloo, District Development Commissioner Srinagar, Mehraj Ahmad Kakroo, Director Tourism Kashmir, Farooq Ahmad Shah, Managing Director Cable Car Corporation, Talat Prevez, senior officers of Housing & Urban Development Department and other concerned departments accompanied the Ministers during the tour.
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