18-member MPs team reaches Srinagar

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 1/21/2021 12:58:01 PM

SRINAGAR, Jan 21: A 18-member Parlimentarian delegation has arrived on a study visit in Kashmir to study tourism, culture and transport sectors extensively.
A senior J&K government official informed KNS that the members are part of standing committee on tourism, culture and transport.
"13 MP arrived today, rest will join them tommorw. Actually it is 31 member delegation, 13 are officials."
Officials said they will review the tourism infrastructure and would meet officials and other stakeholders associated with the sector regarding publicity and promotions in the valley in the Vivanta hotel where they are staying also.
"The delegation would also deliberate Road, Tourism, Travel and Hospitality infrastructure. The rail, air and road connectivity would be an important area of their study and would seek suggestions for its improvement," he said.
Meanwhile the delegation would also meet representatives of different political parties including Farooq Abdullah tomorrow, sources added.
Meanwhile on the first day of their visit, they visited Dachigham Wildlife Sanctuary and Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar.
On the second day (Thursday)of their visit they will meet NHAI officials also regarding the status of Srinagar-Jammu issue.
On Friday they are travelling to Gulmarg.
It is Pertinent to mention that Srinagar Jammu National highway is a vital surface link between Kashmir and rest of the country which frequently gets closed in winters due to heavy snowfall, landslides and shooting stones, which also results in delay of essential supplies and other commodities to the valley.
In order to curb the road connectivity crises Government of India approved implementation of projects for four-lining of the mountainous Srinagar Jammu National Highway.
The road widening project has failed to complete despite missing several deadlines.



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