HC seeks status report of Gulmarg draft masterplan

HC seeks status report of Gulmarg draft masterplan

SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court on Thursday directed chief town planner Kashmir to prepare a proposal regarding areas and villages falling in the jurisdiction of Gulmarg within three weeks and submit it to the tourism department for immediate action and consider review of SRO-112/1999 and 61-2008. The Court also asked CEO Gulmarg Development Authority (GDA) […]

Tourists may prefer to skip Gandola ride this winter

Tourists may prefer to skip Gandola ride this winter

SRINAGAR: As the winter season is approaching, the tourist flow at famous hill-resort of Gulmarg is expected to increase manifold but one of the main attractions of the ski-resort-Gondola cable car—is fast loosing attraction for the enthusiastic tourists. The technical snags in the cable car have left it jerky and dangerous. Rajesh Kumar from Maharashtra […]

72 gondolas in Gulmarg to be replaced with new ones

72 gondolas in Gulmarg to be replaced with new ones

SRINAGAR: After the gondola accident at picturesque Gulmarg that killed seven tourists earlier this year, the government has decided to replace all the worn-out gondolas, Kashmir Reader has learnt. Gondola is the word used in Gulmarg for the cable carriage that takes tourists high up in the mountains, to Kongdori in Phase I of the […]

Court asks for report on Gulmarg ‘master plan’

Court asks for report on Gulmarg ‘master plan’

Srinagar: The High Court on Friday directed the state government to file a report on ‘Master Plan Gulmarg’ before the next hearing of the PIL (public interest litigation) on protecting the ecology of the famous ski resort. The court passed this direction after the state government’s counsel informed that the Commissioner Secretary, General Administration Department […]

Minister for adopting eco-friendly technology in Gulmarg: Minister

Minister for adopting eco-friendly technology in Gulmarg: Minister

GULMARG: Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, on Sunday visited Gulmarg calling for making it a world-class tourist destination by adopting to use of eco friendly technology, besides ensuring a safe and smooth functioning of Gondola. He was accompanied by Minister for Horticulture Syed Basharat Bukhari, MLA Gulmarg, Mohammad Abbas Wani, Vice Chairman JKCCC, […]

Tourism deptt, GDA hold cleanliness drive at Gulmarg

Tourism deptt, GDA hold cleanliness drive at Gulmarg

Srinagar: Department of tourism and Gulmarg Development Authority (GDA) initiated cleanliness drive at Tourist resort Gulmarg under Swachhata Hi Seva. Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah, CEO Gulmarg Development Authority Hanief Balkhi besides officials from JKTDC, Municipal Committee Tangmarg and also locals in large numbers participated in the drive. The director Tourism on the occasion […]

Fodder crop Dhobi Ghat farm Gulmarg reviewed

Fodder crop Dhobi Ghat farm Gulmarg reviewed

SRINAGAR: To assess the crop situation and to review the infrastructural development of the agrostology farms of Kashmir Valley, agrostologist from the Agriculture Department Kashmir today visited the high altitude agrostology farm at Dhobi Ghat Gulmarg. The farm is spread over an area of 17.5 hectares out of which 8 hectares are brought under the […]

Army resists furnishing details of ‘illegal’ constructions in Gulmarg

Army resists furnishing details of ‘illegal’ constructions in Gulmarg

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High court on Friday directed representative Building Operation Controlling Authority (BOCA) to visit the Army camp in Gulmarg to see as to what constructions have been carried out by the army. The state government informed the High Court that despite court orders, BOCA has not visited army camp in Gulmarg […]

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