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Battery-operated cars deployed around J&K's Mansar lake for 'eco-friendly tourism'

Devdiscourse News Desk Jammu
Updated: 07-12-2018 20:32 IST

Tourists will now be able to enjoy a ride around the Mansar lake in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district on battery-operated cars, officials said.

Three battery-operated cars have been introduced by the state Wildlife Protection Department as part of its eco-tourism promotion campaign and ensuring a healthy environment at the most-visited tourist place in the Jammu region, the officials said.

The department has procured the eco-friendly vehicles that will keep a check on carbon footprints and allow the tourists to enjoy a ride around the lake, which is, otherwise, very difficult because of its long distance.

The initiative would surely go a long way in boosting the tourism at this important tourist destination in Jammu division, K Vijay Kumar, the adviser to Governor Satya Pal Malik, said, while inaugurating the vehicles.

(With inputs from agencies.)