Under the new initiatives in tourism sector, the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, today rolled out two mega projects worth Rs 194.74 crore for development of tourism infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir.
These are in addition to the projects worth Rs 2241 crore already approved and ongoing under Prime Minister’s Development Programme (PMDP) and Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Programme (PMRP) for the State.
Under the two new projects announced today, integrated development of tourism facilities on Gulmarg-Baramulla-Kupwara-Leh circuit shall be undertaken by the National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) at a cost of Rs 96.92 crore, while another project for integrated development of tourism facilities on Mantalai-Sudhmahadev-Patnitop circuit shall be executed by National Projects Construction Corporation (NPCC) at a cost of Rs 97.82 crore.
The major components sanctioned under these projects include Yoga centre, wellness SPA, log huts, heliports, open air theatres, walking trails, landscaping, solar lighting, solid waste management and public amenities etc.
State-owned construction firm NBCC today signed an agreement with the Jammu and Kashmir Government and Tourism Ministry for integrated development of tourist facilities in the State at a cost of Rs 97 crore.
“NBCC secured total works amounting Rs 1,117.34 crore in the month of September which included the ‘implementation of integrated development of tourist facilities at Gulmarg- Baramulla-Kupwara-Leh’ valued at Rs 96.92 crore,” the company said in a filing to the BSE.
A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for this project has been signed today between Ministry of Tourism, NBCC and the State Government, it added. (AGENCIES)
Welcoming the signing of MoU for development of tourism facilities on Gulmarg-Baramulla-Kupwara-Leh and Mantalai-Sudhmahadev-Patnitop circuits, Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti said the Government is laying immense thrust on upgradation of tourism infrastructure in the State and in the coming months and years facilities for tourists would be upgraded exponentially in all the regions of Jammu and Kashmir. Read More…