Cable Car proposed for Loran, Tosamaidan: Priya Sethi

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Jammu

Minister of State for Tourism Priya Sethi Wednesday said the government is contemplating to develop Cable Car in Loran and Tosamaidan to tap the tourism potential of these areas.

Responding to a question raised by legislator Shah Mohammad Tantray in the House, the Minister informed that the State Cable Car Corporation Ltd is going to conduct a survey in coming summer to execute the projects at these tourist destinations. She said the survey could not be done last year following a tragic accident at Gulmarg Gondola in June.

She further stated that the government is also contemplating to bring the state’s highest waterfall at Nandi Chhol near Loran Mandi on the tourist map.

The Minister said in this regard, a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for an amount of Rs 9.70 crore has been prepared for the development of tourist facilities at Nandi Chhol waterfall. She said the project shall be examined by a team of technical experts for its viability from the tourism point of view and availability of resources.

The Minister further informed the house that the department is also ascertaining the feasibility for developing parks at Daniloran and Gali Maidan Sawjian for the promotion of Eco-Tourism, subject to availability of sufficient resources. She said an amount of Rs 10 lakh has also been proposed for developing these parks during the next financial year under Capex budget.

Meanwhile, Priya Sethi informed the House that the government is making concerted efforts to promote places of tourism attraction in Bhaderwah.

The Minister was replying to a question by MLA Bhaderwah Daleep Singh Parihar.

The Minister told the House that five tourism projects amounting to Rs 1.20 crore stands completed in the Bhaderwah constituency, while four projects involving a cost of Rs.709.41 lakh are at advanced stage of completion.

Elaborating further, the Minister maintained that the Union Ministry of Tourism under Product Infrastructure Destination Development Circuit (PIDDC) scheme has taken an initiative to bring different villages across the state on the tourist map to tap the tourism potential, promote local art, craft and culture.

 

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