Development of Lakhanpur-Basohli-Sarthal Tourist Circuits by Govt. of Jammu & Kashmir
Srinagr (Kashmir), October 01- Development of Lakhanpur-Bani-Basohli-Sarthal Tourist Circuit has been taken up under Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Programme (PMRP) by Govt. of Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Department at a cost of Rs. 7.99 crore and Rs. 6.39 crore has been released till date by the Centre for its development.
This information was given by Minister of State for Tourism, Mr. Nasir Aslam Wani in reply to a question in the Legislative Assembly here today.
The Minister said that ending August this year, Rs. 4.7 crore have been incurred on development of infrastructure of varied sorts under the circuit and added that construction of Art Development Centre, Basohli and Tourist Development Centre at Sarthal have been completed. He said the work on Viewing Corridor, Basohli, wayside amenities at Bhoond and Tourist Complex Bani are in progress.
The Minister said that construction of Tourist Complex at Bani is in progress and so far over Rs. 2.19 crore have been incurred on its execution.
To another question the Minister said that development work of health resort Mantalai and other adjourned areas has been entrusted to Patnitop Development Authority, adding that all the tourist resorts of the areas would be developed in a phased manner after formulation of detailed project report.
The Minister further said that the construction work of Jammu Cable Car Project would be completed within one and a half years.