J&K: Chief Secretary reviews modalities for development of ropeway projects of Shivkhori cave in Reasi
In Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta reviewed the modalities for development of ropeway projects to the famous religious places of Shivkhori cave in Reasi and Shankaracharya temple in Srinagar city besides assessing the pre-feasibility reports for ropeway projects planned for Pahalgam-Baisaran and Baltal-Amarnath Holy Cave.On the occasion, the Chief Secretary termed all these projects as major tourist attractions for visitors to these places in the future. He said that the ropeway projects are eco-friendly and most suitable for such places and observed that these projects besides being an attraction would be highly beneficial for the devotees and help in increasing footfall to these religious places.Dr Mehta said that these projects would directly or indirectly create employment opportunities for the local youth. He asked the executing agencies to take into consideration the development of allied facilities like parking lots, food courts, and shopping areas, around the boarding stations of these projects.The Chief Secretary was informed that on completion of these projects, each of the sites would be visited by around ten to twenty thousand pilgrims each day with an annual growth rate of 4% and 2% for Shivkhori Cave and Shankaracharya Temple respectively.
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