SRINAGAR: The government of India has decided to relax the requirement of a Protected Area Permit for foreigners visiting various parts of Ladakh including the Nubra Valley.
“At the intervention of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Union Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to relax the Protected Area Permit for foreigners visiting various parts of Ladakh and as a consequence foreign tourists will be now able to visit various parts of Nubra Valley,” an official spokesperson said on Sunday.
He said notification has been issued by the MHA in this regard.
Expressing satisfaction over the development, the chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti, emphasised the resolve of her government to boost tourism infrastructure in the state and open up new areas in Kashmir as well as Jammu province for tourists.
Mehbooba has directed the Tourism Department to expedite necessary approvals and initiate work on various tourism infrastructure projects for which DPRs have already been submitted for approval of the central government.