Left Menu
Development News Edition

Bhadarwah authorities to woo tourists this winter

PTI | Bhadarwah | Updated: 06-10-2019 17:38 IST | Created: 06-10-2019 17:28 IST
Bhadarwah authorities to woo tourists this winter
Image Credit: Pixabay

With an aim to revive the tourism sector hit after the Centre revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, authorities in Bhadarwah have launched a massive campaign to clean the picturesque valley and welcome tourists. The valley, known as 'mini-Kashmir', is a major attraction for holidaymakers but it has recorded a sharp decline this year in view of restrictions imposed in the state after the revocation of the provisions of Article 370.

To woo tourists, the Bhadarwah Development Authority has declared coming winters as the "visit Bhadarwah season". "We have started a massive cleanliness drive, repair, and patchwork of the roads leading to all major destinations in the Valley. The drive is going on war-footing and in the next 10 days, all tourist destinations will be presented to visitors with a fresh look," the authority's Assistant Executive Engineering Fayaz Mehta told PTI.

He said the BDA has cleaned all high-altitude meadows, including Padri, Jai, Guldanda, Thanthera and Khellani of non-biodegradable waste, besides carrying out a cleanliness drive at Lake View Resort Gatha, Herbal Garden Sungli and Nalthi Park. "We are eyeing the coming winter season. The tourism players have already suffered huge losses and we will try our best to woo the tourists and welcome them with open arms," Mehta said.

According to data issued by the BDA, Bhaderwah had last year received a record 5.3 lakhs visitors. It was expected to be even better this year as two lakh tourists ascended in the valley between June 15 to July 5. The downfall in the tourism sector is a major concern for the tourism stakeholders as almost all destinations and hotels, both in private and government sectors, are witnessing zero occupancies over the past two months.

"After the improvement in the overall situation, the BDA decided to go all out to attract and welcome tourists during the ongoing autumn and coming winter season," Chief Executive Officer BDA Rajinder Prasad Khajuria said.



Turbulence surrounding tobacco control in Ghana

... ...

Smart healthcare: IoT redefining the way healthcare is delivered

As the world is embracing the new wave of digitalization triggered by the pandemic and the arrival of 5G, the adoption of IoT devices will further boom. With adoption set to soar, IoT security issues and other challenges cant be ignored any...

Refugee compassion and response: Ideas to mitigate disasters now and in their future

Their homeland becomes a forbidden territory for them and more likely than not, their journey to foreign soil is no less traumatizing, not to say deadly. It is crucial to help refugees live a life of dignity and purpose....

Inadequate water infrastructure causes a tidal wave of coronavirus in rural Alaska

... ...


Latest News

Trump administration denies planned mine near Alaska fishery

The Trump administration has effectively killed a contentious proposed mine in Alaska, a gold and copper prospect once envisioned to be nearly as deep as the Grand Canyon and could produce enough waste to fill an NFL stadium nearly 3,900 ti...

Iran says British-Australian academic freed for 3 Iranians

Iran has freed a British-Australian academic who had been detained in the country for over two years in exchange for three Iranians held abroad, state TV announced. The television report on Wednesday was scant on detail, saying only that th...

Freed British-Australian academic thanks supporters after Iranian release

A British-Australian academic on Thursday thanked her supporters and diplomatic efforts to secure her freedom after she was released from jail in Iran following more than two years of imprisonment. Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who was detained in I...

Mexico City seeks to 'break the chain' of coronavirus with rapid tests, QR codes

Mexico City has launched a test-and-trace approach to containing the coronavirus, after a rise in hospitalizations that has raised fears of a new economic lockdown in one of the worlds largest urban centers.Mexico has one of the lowest test...

Give Feedback