Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, on Sunday visited Gulmarg and chaired a meeting to review the functioning and performance of the Gulmarg Development Authority. The meeting also took stock of ongoing measures for ensuring safe and smooth functioning of Gulmarg Gondola.
Minister for Horticulture Syed Basharat Bukhari, MLA Gulmarg, Mohammad Abbas Wani, Vice Chairman JKCCC, Secretary School Education, Farooq Ahmad Shah, District Development Commissioner Baramulla, Dr Nasir Naqash, Additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Farooq Ahmad Baba, CEO GDA, among others were present in the meeting. The meeting took a comprehensive review of progress of various measures being taken for making Gulmarg a world-class tourist destination, improving its aesthetics by employing eco-friendly technology, and ensuring that development coincides with exquisite natural beauty of Gulmarg without disturbing its lush green meadows, soothing hills and other flora and fauna. Bukhari directed the JKCCC to coordinate with other departments for making Gondola safer and more attractive for tourists desiring to enjoy the Affarwat and snow throughout the year.