MLA Khansahib pitches for Tosamaidan-Doodhpathri tourism circuit

Srinagar

The Chairman JK Peoples Democratic Front and MLA, Khansahib, Hakim Muhammad Yaseen has enjoined upon the tourism department to develop  basic tourism infrastructure  at picturesque Tosamaidan health resort , in  Khansahib constituency,  which has been thrown open to public recently after remaining in use as Army  Firing range for about 50 years .

He also urged the need to  interlink Tossamaidan  with Doodhpathri  through a bride at  Nallah Sukhnag  to  develop a beautiful  Tossamaidan – Doodhpathri  tourism circuit.

During his visit to Sith Haran and Tossamaidan tourist resort along with the senior officers of district administration Budgam and  tourism department   , Hakeem  Yaseen said that development of  these twin tourist destinations in district budgam , besides promoting  tourism sector in the state , would also  provide employment and livelihood opportunities to the youth and un employed  people of the  far-flung and backward areas of Khansahib constituency.

Hakeem Yasin asked the concerned engineers and tourism officers to form a comprehensive DPR for  development of the proposed Tossamaidan- Doodhpathri  Touist Cicuit  at an earliest so that funds for this purpose could be earmarked. He said the proposed tourist circuit would  provide varied choice to the foreign as well as domestic tourists including  adventure, river rafting , golfing, winter sports and leisure tourism. He also called for upgradation and improvement of Tossamaidan-Brass road which would provide an alternate approach to this tourist resort. He  asked the concerned officers to deploy adequate  staff for the twin tourism development authorities of Tossamaidan and Doodhpathri . He asked the concerned  officers and engineers to prepare a DPR for tapping Tossamaidan spring water for a new Regional Water Supply Scheme which on completion would provide drinking water facility to about 50 habitations in the area.

The Adittional Deputy Commissioner, Budgam, Farooq Ahmad, Chief Executive officer, TDA and the concerned engineers and officers accompanied Hakeem Yaseen during the day long tour of the area. (CNS)

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