JAMMU: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, Thursday called for concerted efforts towards effective execution of comprehensive Mansar Rejuvenation and Development Plan.
Advisor, during his exhaustive visit to Mansar Lake, said that strenuous efforts on part of all stakeholders should be made so that magnificent Mansar lake becomes a hub of tourism.
Advisor directed for speeding up execution of Mansar development plan. He said that the vision of the government is to make Mansar, a hub of tourism and careful execution of Mansar development plan is a vital requisite in this regard. He directed the concerned officers to take extra care in execution of projects at Mansar so that it becomes a most sought after destination.
He said that ambience and the ecosystem should be kept in mind while executing these projects. He added that this will help to give tourism activity requisite impetus without interfering with the environment.
Advisor said that the latest concepts and ideas being implemented in other parts of the globe, with similar topography, should also be explored. He asked the department to take cue from various success models so that the area comes up as a model eco-tourism destination.
Advisor also directed for creating adequate infra for stay of tourists there. To increase tourist footfall, he stressed on improving the accessibility of the area and improvement of the approach road. He further directed them to explore the possibility for parking facility for about 500 vehicles within 1 km radius.
He said that outer facade should be made quite attractive and ornamental lights, eco friendly bins, benches should be placed. He also directed for introduction of certain novel features like water sports, displaying Basholi paintings at the lake.