Jammu, Nov 20: Lieutenant Governor reviewed the progress of various steps taken for development of Tourism sector in J&K.
Navin K. Choudhary, Principal Secretary to the Government, Tourism Department briefed Murmu about the proposed activities for attracting more tourists in the Union Territory of J&K.
Lt. Governor asked them to conduct road shows outside J&K to attract community travelers and suggested for putting up kiosks of Tourism Department at conspicuous points across Railways stations, Airports and engage accredited guides to accompany the group tourists coming to J&K.
He stressed on ensuring that all the requisite facilities are available in every tourist destination for the convenience of visiting tourists.
Emphasizing on safety measures, he directed the Tourism Department to conduct safety audit of ropeways and entrusted upon the officers to ensure availability of trained rescue professionals and medical facilities at Skiing sites.
He further asked them to explore the possibilities of developing small skiing sites across various tourist destinations in J&K.
Speaking on Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex, the Lt Governor asked the officers to prepare a comprehensive plan for the restoration of the heritage building.
He further directed them to identify popular places within the Jammu city to develop a tourist circuit after proper planning among various departments and devising harmonized method for utilizing the inter-departmental resources.
The meeting also discussed some key issues including road connectivity to various tourist destinations, developing Adventure and Golf tourism and optimum utilization of tourism infrastructure.