Tourism minister reviews status of pilgrimage tourism project

SRINAGAR: Minister for Tourism and Culture Tassaduq Hussain Mufti on Monday took a comprehensive review regarding the tourism pilgrimage of the state in a meeting held here.
He sought details regarding the ongoing developmental works regarding pilgrimage tourism of the state being executed by various agencies including J&K Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWADA), Jammu And Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC), J&K State Cable Car Corporation (JKCCC), J&K Housing Board, Jammu and Kashmir Tourist Development Corporation (JKTDC) and J&K Small Scale Industries Development Corporation Limited (SICOP), an official handout read.
The concerned departments highlighted all the pilgrimage infrastructures in Kashmir division, perspective plan, pilgrimage tourist activities undertaken in 2017-18, besides the action plan for the next financial year, it read.
The minster sought district-wise report of the development projects for pilgrimage tourism development being executed by the departments and stressed for installing proper lighting system, landscaping and beatification in and out sides the shrine premises keeping in view scientific and satiable methods of development.
Besides various developmental projects the minister was informed that the ambitious Hazratbal Dargah development project being executed at an estimated cost of Rs. 42 crore was going on at full swing, besides mechanised tensile structures for shading will be installed soon, the handout added.