Ganderbal, Feb 23: Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to throw open picturesque Sonamarg tourist resort February 25 in a bid to promote tourism.
This year, the tourist destination will be open for tourists and locals earlier than previous years. o Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal Dr Shafqat Iqbal told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that that all the basic facilities have been restored which include water and electric supply in Sonmarg area.
“The tourist destination will be thrown open on February 25 this year,” he said, adding that “the administration is organizing a winter festival in collaborations with Tourism department to promote tourism and attract more tourists to visit the destination on the first day of opening.”
He said that all arrangements in this regard have been made and tourists can enjoy different colorful programs on the occasion. “People will made aware about different schemes of the government so that they can avail the benefit,” he said.
The DC Ganderbal requested people to be part of the event in large numbers and help the administration to promote Sonamarg as the best tourist destination in Kashmir—(KNO)