Doodhpathri Tossamaidan, Yusmarg Dev infra poor ; Govt should provide special grant: Hakeem Yaseen

Srinagar, August 6, (KNS): Saying that three most important tourist destinations of Doodhpathri ,Tossamaidan 

and Yusmarg , nearer to Srinagar City and International Airport ,were the victim of government's negligence , Chairman People's Democratic Front ( PDF )Hakeem Muhammad Yaseen has urged the need for developing basic tourism development so that visitors do not face any difficulty during thier stay.

In a statement issued to KNS on Saturday , Hakeem Yaseen has expressed dismay over the lackadaisical approach of the government towards development of the tourism places of Doodhpathri , Tossamaidan and Yusmarg which are visited by thousands of nature lovers every day.  
He said visitors oftenly complain about poor tourist infrastructure at these tourism places . 
He said whatever little infrastructure was developed during the previous civilian governments , too has been outsourced , which has further compounded the problems. 

 He said that there has been no addition to the boarding and lodging facilities adding that the number of hotel accommodation , lavatory blocks was same as build about 10 years back .
Concerned Development Authorities of these three tourism places have failed to come upto the expectations of the people especially nature lovers . 
Hakeem Yaseen has urged the need for augmenting basic tourism infrastructure at virgin tourist destinations of Doodhpathri , Tossamaidan and Yusmarg.
 He said these tourist places , despite being nearer to the International Airport and Srinagar city , have no tourism infrastructure commensurate to thier vast tourism potential .

While demanding development of basic tourism infrastructure at tourism places of Doodhpathri, Tossamaidan and Yusmarg , Hakeem Yaseen has rued government for neglecting these tourism destinations .

 He said tourists visiting these tourist places oftenly complain about poor civic facilities ,lack of restaurants and parking places . 
PDF Chairman has said that outsourcing of the whatever little tourism infrastructure at these tourist places ,has further compounded the difficulties confronting visitors as there was no accountability and transparency . 

There are no rain and wind protection shelters , eateries and kiosks due to which tourists are put to tremendous difficulties during weather vagaries in these meadows .
  Hakeem Yaseen has appealed to the LG Manoj Sinha to release special grants for developing A-class tourism infrastructure at Doodhpathri , Tossamaidan and Yusmarg ? in order to cope with the ever increasing rush of visitors . 

He said all the three virgin tourist places have tremendous potential for adventure tourism , winter sports ,skiing and skating besides cable car projects ? the potential areas , which have been totally neglected till date .  
 " These facilities , if created , could open vast employment avenues for the youth especially local populace , Hakeem Yaseen said that the concerned tourism authorities have totally failed to come upto the expectations of the people especially tourists 
Quoting a famous couplet - Zara Zara hay meray Kashmir Ka mehmaan nawaz - Rastay Kay pathroon nay dediya paani mujhay , Hakeem Yaseen said that Kashmir was much more than the traditional tourist resorts of Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonamarg adding that a galaxy of virgin tourism destinations was spread in length and breadth of Kashmir valley which need to be explioted and prompted with a focused attention .(KNS) 

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