Speaker stresses creating better infra for promoting pilgrim tourism

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KATHUA: Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly, Nirmal Singh on Friday stressed on creating better infrastructure and connectivity to the potential areas with religious significance to promote pilgrim tourism.
“The development and projection of tourist spots and religious places will not only improve socio-economic status of the local population but also foster communal harmony and lead to a cleaner social environment,” Singh said.
Singh emphasised on bringing Billawar under religious tourism circuit and said that with increased accessibility and improved infrastructure a complete transformation would be witnessed in proliferating religious tourism, an official handout read.
“Billawar has many religious places of historic importance which can be projected for attracting pilgrim tourists by making concerted efforts as travel motivations are rooted deeply in socio-cultural aesthetics,” the Speaker said after paying obeisance on the occasion of annual festival at Nag Mandir Sanayal, Dinga Amb here at Billawar.
The annual fair, held on the eve of Nag Panchami at the historical temple shrine, witnessed huge rush of devotees from all walks of life. The speaker also inaugurated a shed near the temple premises constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 15 Lakh under 13 FC by Department of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj.