Jammu and Kashmir government has said that it is working on creating a modern, tourist-oriented infrastructure in the state within two years with an aim to attract more global tourists.
"Jammu and Kashmir is set to become an ideal and captivating tourist destination of the world. The network of tourism development authorities are now required to accomplish the task of creating modern and sophisticated tourist oriented infrastructure within two years," Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said.
Reviewing the implementation of various projects in Patnitop, Poonch, Rajouri, Bhadarwah and Kishtwar at a meeting with Tourism Development Authorities in Jammu, he said that well-equipped tourist reception centres would be built in all tourism development authorities so that its facilities are utilised by tourists and locals alike.
He selected a design prepared by the CEO of Rajouri Tourism Development Authority to be adopted and replicated by all the authorities.
Azad said that the state has a rich civilisational heritage and could showcase shrines, temples, graves of kings, forts and other sites in order to attract tourists from all parts of the country as well as abroad.