SRINAGAR, Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Mr. Abdul Rahim Rather today said that the famous tourist spot of Yusmarg and historic Neelanag were being development as major tourist destinations.
He said survey is on to construct Gandola Cable Car Project from Yusmarg to Neelnag and Yusmarg to Bargh to showcase virgin natural beauty of hitherto unexplored tourist spots like Dragtolan Berandub, Ladromarh, Bargah and Neelnag.
He said promotion of tourist in the area will generate employment opportunities for the local youth besides bringing the breath taking beauty of the area on the world tourism map. He also announced to develop a road link between Ledan to Yusmarg to open vistas of business activities for the local youth adding that Loolipora-Ledan road will be further extended and connected with Watkaloo to build a ring road for giving a fillip to socio-economic activities in this remote and backward area of Budgam district. This dream project to connect Satamanoo, Ledan, Dooba, Kralogam and Watkuloo will be completed during the current fiscal, Mr. Rather hoped. He directed the engineers of PMGSY and officers of revenue department to pay land compensation to the people expeditiously whose land have come under road construction in the area.
He also announced to open one sheep and one animal husbandry units in Ledan to promote cattle population in the area. He also announced to open one medical aid centre in Ledan to provide first aid facilities to the people of this remote area.
Mr. Rather said the basic purpose of the tour was to bring the engineers and officers of the district administers at the doorsteps of the people to take on-the-spot appraisal of peoples grievances so that these could be redressed earnestly. He said government will leave no stone unturned to come upto the expectations of the people, who have pinned high hopes with the present dispensation.
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