Dir Tourism visits Eco Park Baramulla; inspects facilities

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Feb 9 : Director Tourism Kashmir Dr GN Itoo today visited Eco Park, Khadniyar in Baramulla and inspected various works being executed by NBCC, Gulmarg Development Authority and Tourism Department for its development and beautification.
He directed the officers to complete all the works by March-end and instructed them to strictly monitor the works on a regular basis for smooth execution of projects.
On the occasion, he was informed about the damages caused to the infrastructure due to recent snowfall and other issues including proper water supply to the park.
The Director gave on the spot instructions for the resolution of all the issues besides carrying out immediate repair works to the damaged infrastructure, restoration of amusement park for children and its up-gradation.
He directed the officers to maintain the highest standard of the works and complete them by March-end so that visitors can have all facilities here in the upcoming spring and summer season.
He further said the department will also explore developing a cycle track near the park to encourage adventure, recreational and eco-friendly sports activities among the locals and tourists.
He also said a cable car project between Khadniyar and Bosnian at the Ecopark is also being explored and in this regard, a comprehensive detailed project report will soon be finalised.
The Director also visited the Igloo hut at the park and other assets and said that a modern but eco-friendly cafe will also be developed to provide food outlet facilities for the visitors.
Itoo said in the coming summer season, both private and public school children will be invited here for camping and also day-long excursions to increase the visitors’ flow to the park.
He further informed that the park will also have a beautiful state of art solar light illumination system being installed jointly by NBCC and Electric Wing of the Tourism Department.
He said the Park has a huge tourism potential and the department in collaboration with district administration will promote and explore adventure, heritage, leisure, religious and recreational tourism.