Releasing the inaugural issue of the JK Traveller, travel and information broacher of the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation, Tourism Minster Mohammad Dilawar Mir on Monday said that by developing tourist resorts around Jammu pilgrim tourists could be retained for a few more days.
"There is a need to retain pilgrim tourists for some more time. Paying obeisance at the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Katra can suffice the interests of a pilgrim but not of our tourism industry. We can retain them for some more time," Mir said at a function held in Jammu on the release of the JKTDC's news magazine.
He also promised reconstruction of gutted tourist building and renovation of the coffee shops in all the three regions of the state.
Mir said that the government was looking forward to developing partnerships and alliances with various air and rail service providers besides other companies dealing in developing tourist infrastructure.
He also promised more attention of the government towards the tourist resorts in Jammu region like Patnitop, Mansar and Sanansar. "We have also identified a number of other tourist areas in Jammu," Mir said.
Mir also accepted misappropriation of funds in the development of floriculture park at RS Pura.
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