JAMMU, Jan 18: Secretary Tourism and Floriculture, Farooq A Shah, today convened a meeting with the CEOs of Tourism Development Authorities of Kashmir region through video-conferencing.
Director Tourism Kashmir, MD Cable Car Corporation and other officers also participated in the meeting. They elaborated on the status of development works being executed under PMRP and PMDP in Kashmir.
The Secretary asked the officers to complete all the paperwork and tendering process under different projects so that the development works do not suffer on this account.
Reviewing preparations for the Snow Carnival Gulmarg and Patnitop, the Secretary exhorted upon the officers of all concerned departments to ensure that all necessary arrangements related to their respective departments are put in place in time.
He asked the CEO to keep a strong coordination with the Directorate of Tourism Kashmir for smooth and successful conduct of this Snow Carnival commencing on January 22 in Gulmarg and followed by Patnitop. He said that our objective is to optimally utilize the snow season by showcasing the winter activities here so that a huge tourist influx is attracted to the State.
Shah asked the officers of Tourism Department to step up efforts to promote tourism and organize various activities to showcase the cultural ethos and heritage of Kashmir to visitors through such festivals.