Sunday, June 18, 2017

Chopper service will increase footfall in Gurez valley: Shah

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government has introduced helicopter services to the picturesque Gurez valley in the north, a move aimed at increasing the tourist footfall to the area.

The chopper service service between the border town and Srinagar was launched by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on April 19.

"Gurez is very popular due to its scenic beauty and it offers host of opportunities in adventure tourism. But very few people visit the place as it remains closed during the winter months and also the snow deteriorates the condition of the roads leading to Gurez.

"We are introducing the helicopter services at highly subsidised rates so that travellers especially adventure lovers are encouraged to visit the place," Director Tourism, Kashmir, Mahmood A Shah said here today.

Shah said the department of Tourism Kashmir has been appointed as its nodal agency and it would also organise mega Gurez festival in order to go whole hog for its promotion.
17/06/17 Outlook