Director Tourism inspects development, beautification works in Baramulla  


Manzoor Sheeri 

Baramulla 09 February(KNS) Director Tourism Kashmir Dr. GN Itoo Tuesday visited Eco Park, Khadniyar in Baramulla to inspect various ongoing development, beautification works being executed by NBCC, Gulmarg Development Authority and Tourism Department.
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 the 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.
Dr Itoo gave on spot instructions for  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 also 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 scope for 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.
He asked the Tourism Department to organise Nowruz Festival, Baisakhi Mela to bring Eco Park on tourism map. 
On the occasion, he said 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. 

He also sought cooperation from the locals for its preservation so that visitors can come in large numbers which can change the socio-economic status of the town.
The locals on the occasion appreciated the department for taking a keen interest in bringing Baramulla on the tourism map.(KNS)

To Top