Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Saturday said that G-20 event commencing on May 22 in Srinagar will put Kashmir’s age-old hospitality on a display at international platforms and the event will help give a big boost to tourism and UT’s economy.
Talking to reporters after inaugurating the Riverfront on River Jehlum at Rajbagh, the LG said that six-kilometre Riverfront has been completed and more is in the offing. “Srinagar is being developed on an international level. Free Wi-Fi Zones, Cycle tracks, walkways and cafes will come up shortly as a Library will also be opened in the city soon,” he said, adding that Srinagar city which is surrounded by water bodies will be a “smart city” by all means soon.
About the G-20 event, he said people and the J&K administration have finalized all arrangements for the upcoming event commencing on May 22. “The event will help put the age-old hospitality of Kashmir on a display at the international platform. The event will send a message across the globe about Kashmir’s beauty and hospitality which ultimately will result in more tourist arrivals. We are hopeful that the successful G-20 event will help give a big push to J&K’s economy,” the LG said.
The LG thanked Prime Minister Narendera Modi for choosing J&K for the grand event. Pertinently, G-20 summit is being held in Kashmir for the first time under India’s presidency—(KNO)