BARAMULLA: Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari, today visited Gulmarg to review pace of various development works undertaken by different departments there and to interact with people associated with tourism sector to promote the skiing destination as a prime tourist place.
Bukhari took a detailed review of works being executed for beautification of Gulmarg as a world class tourist destination. The Minister inspected Dormitory and PDD facility damaged due to heavy snowfall there during winter and directed the concerned for immediate repair of all such structures, so that they are put to proper use.
He emphasized on the need of involving human resource, artists, architects and all concerned for developing Gulmarg as an ideal tourist destination. “Take concerted measures to ensure green and clean Gulmarg. The development works should be executed strictly keeping in view that natural beauty and landscape of the place isn’t compromised,” he directed the officials of Gulmarg Development Authority.
Bukhari appreciated the idea of the J&K Medicinal Plants Board which is exploring the possibility of developing medicinal plant nurseries at Gulmarg, so that it could be developed as an industry in the State. He also interacted with traders, dhabawalas, hoteliers and others associated with the tourism sector for their inputs to promote tourism in the State and to promote Gulmarg as prime tourist destination.