SRINAGAR: A delegation of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Monday called on the Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, and apprised him about various issues confronting the trade and industry in the state.
During their interaction with the advisor, the delegation suggested for holding Kashmir festivals in big cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Kolkata to increase the footfall of tourists from these states.
The delegation sought intervention of the advisor to allocate adequate funds out of the Prime Minister’s Special Package for J&K state for creation of assets in the tourism sector so that the carrying capacity of the state was enhanced to meet the flow of tourists during peak season.
KCCI delegation also requested the advisor to approach the GoI’s Ministry of Railways for running ‘Special Holiday Trains’, on the analogy of Rajasthan, so that the travellers crisscross the valley to enjoy its pristine beauty.
The delegation highlighted the need to immediately restore the Phase-I of the cable car at Gulmarg which was shut down due to cracking of shaft. This, they said, has caused lot of inconvenience to the tourists who vouch for taking the gondola ride at the picturesque resort.
The delegation also raised the issue of exorbitant air fare which is acting as a deterrent for tourists to travel to the state.
Flood control measures, transport, horticulture and agriculture were among the other issues raised during the meeting.