July 25, 2012 4:49:45 pm
The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism department plans to introduce laser light shows at famous tourist destinations,including the Dal Lake,to entertain holiday makers visiting the Valley.
“To showcase the marvellous and enchanting beauty of the city,laser light shows will be organised very soon in Chinar Park and Shalimar Mughal gardens near Dal Lake to attract and entertain visiting tourists,” Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora said at a function here.
Jora,who inaugurated reconstructed Lal Ded Memorial Museum at Habbakadal,Foot Bridge at Chinar Park Dal Gate and Coffee House at Peerzoo on the banks of River Jhelum yesterday,said varied tourism potential of Srinagar city is being fully explored by way of upgrading tourist infrastructure besides development of potential spots and conservation of heritage places.
The Minister said tourism in Kashmir is flourishing with each passing day.
“Credit for the increase in tourist arrivals goes to people of the state who by their sincere efforts maintained peace and tranquillity which was prerequisite for tourism boom in the State,” Jora said.
He said “our endeavour is to upgrade tourist infrastructure besides conservation of city’s heritage places and development of city’s potential spots,which has received focused attention of the government during last over three years”.
Jora said a heritage tourist circuit agar-Nagar-Watlab’ is being also developed at cost of Rs 38 crore under which the heritage sites of Srinagar City are also being developed.
Referring to the Lal Ded Memorial Museum,foot bridge and coffee house,he said the infrastructure was completed at a cost of Rs 2.30 crore,of which Rs 1.50 crore have been expended on reconstruction of the Museum,Rs 45 lakh on Foot Bridge and Rs 35 lakh on construction of Coffee House.
The Minister went round the exhibition galleries of the Museum,where rear and historical photographs of different heritage sites of Srinagar,handicraft and handloom items,Pinjrakari,old terracotta,wood carving works like papermachi,carpet,tilldoze and traditional spices besides Kashmiri wood work,metal work and old map of Kashmir were displayed.
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