Monday, July 16, 2012

Centre sanctioned 14 tourism centers

Centre has sanctioned fourteen tourism mega comes of Rs seventy three.50 crore for the State throughout last three months of current fiscal, for creation of tourist connected infrastructure, development of potential spots and conservation of heritage sites within the State, revealed Tourism and Culture Minister, Nawang Rigzin Jora whereas reviewing the pace of progress of various tourism connected comes being executed below Central monetary help (CFA) within the State.

The Minister said that nine tourism comes of Rs thirty eight.35 crore which has conservation of heritage corridor of Jamia Masjid Srinagar, construction of TRC at Yousmarg, budgeted accommodation at Aharbal, construction of Kashmir Haat at Chinar Bagh Srinagar, development of picnic spot at Pahalgam, Sarbal Lake at Verinag are being distributed in Kashmir valley.

Mr. Jora said that four tourism comes are sanctioned for Jammu Division by the Centre, which has Rs sixteen.92 crore for conservation of Mubarak Mandi heritage palace. He said a whooping quantity of Rs. 13.78 crore would be conjointly incurred on development of tourist infrastructure at Mansar, Sanasar and Natha prime, besides development of Darhal as Base Camp and Shikar Marg as gate manner of tourist destination of Pir Panjal. He said the centre has conjointly sanctioned a project of Rs four.45 crore for development of tourist infrastructure in Kargil.

The Minister directed the involved authorities for making certain timely completion of formalities for usurping of those comes well in time.

Commissioner Secretary Tourism and Culture, Atul Dulloo, Managing Director JKTDC, Satish Nehru, Director Tourism Kashmir Talat Parvaiz, Director Tourism Jammu, R.S.Mehta, Joint Director designing Tourism Department, Parvaiz Handoo, Chief government Officers of Development Authorities besides alternative senior officers and engineers of involved departments attended the meeting.

It was informed that out of 147 tourism comes the work on regarding sixty comes are completed whereas as work on remaining comes close toly|is sort of} near completion.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister underscored the requirement for timely completion of all ongoing tourism comes. He stressed on involved authorities to submit utilization certificates of every project well in time for unharness of second instalment of funds from the Centre. He directed the involved authorities that tourism comes hampering for need of forest NOCs ought to be handed over to Forest Department for execution. He conjointly instructed that solely those comes to be taken where State land is obtainable, as there's no part of land price in funding of Central tourism comes.

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