OMAR HOPEFUL ABOUT PRODUCTIVE TOURIST SEASON 2012
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Jan 23: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Monday asked all stakeholders to put in place necessary preparatory measures jointly for receiving larger number of tourists in 2012.
“The concerned government agencies and private partners are equally responsible in making the stay of tourists comfortable in the State by way of providing up to the mark accommodation and befitting services”, he said asking them to rise to the occasion to face the challenge and make the season more than successful.
Addressing the 1st meeting of State Tourism Advisory Committee (STAC) here, the Chief Minister who is also the Chairman of the Committee, said that government would extend help to the private sector in upgrading infrastructure and making services excellent.
The Chief Minister said that showcasing State’s tourist potential in foreign countries which have lifted negative advisories about J&K like Germany, has become more important in the changed scenario to sell the State as choicest destination for conventional, adventure, sports and heritage tourism.
Omar said that besides taking number of measures to give boost to tourism sector in the State and generate employment for youth, the Central Government has been made to fast track the construction of 4-laning of Highway and railway projects from Jammu to Srinagar. “This will give necessary fillip in making Jammu and Kashmir year round tourist destination for the tourists with wide-ranging interests”, he added.
The Chief Minister said that construction of inter-district roads and development of tourist circuits are other initiatives in this direction.”
Lastupdate on : Mon, 23 Jan 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 23 Jan 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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