J&K: 5 Tourism Projects to Watch out For!

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Projects like the cable car at Peer Kho and Suchetgarh Border Tourism would give a major boost to Jammu and Kashmir’s economy, Minister of State for Tourism Priya Sethi announced recently. She added that the state government was committed to completing several projects in a time-bound manner to give new dimensions to the tourism sector in the state.

Sethi, who inspected the progress of various tourismrelated works here, said once the projects were completed, the tourism economy of the state would get a major boost. “Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is personally monitoring the progress of these special tourism projects for Jammu and efforts are being made to develop Jammu as a prime tourism destination,” she added. During her visit to Peer Kho to inspect the progress of the ambitious cable car project, from Peer Kho to Mahamaya Temple to Bahu Fort, the minister was informed that it would be completed by early 2018 and was expected to cost Rs 72 crore.

Sethi asked the engineers and officers to expedite the work, so that the project was declared open to the public by the promised timeframe.

Elaborating on other initiatives in the pipeline, she said along with diverting the tourist traffic towards the ancient Shiva caves at Peer Kho, a Rs-5 crore project was also underway to connect the five temples adjoining Peer Kho through a common pathway, so that tourists could fully experience and appreciate the rich religious tourism avenues in t ..

The minister also inspected the progress of the Suchetgarh Border Tourism project, to be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 4.92 crore, an official spokesman revealed. While giving instructions to ensure quality work, Sethi asked the officers and executing agencies to complete the project within the time-schedule and avoid the overrun of cost and time. She also took stock of the ongoing construction works for the development of tourism facilities at Bhagwati Nagar, to be completed at an estima ..