Emphasising huge potential of Surinsar Lake as premier tourism destination of Jammu region, National Conference (NC) Provincial President and MLA Nagrota, Devender Singh Rana on Monday sought time bound and holistic infrastructural development around its banks and in the periphery.
“Focus should be on development of Surinsar as an ultimate gateway and weekend destination for the people the capital city and huge number of Mata Vaishno Devi bound pilgrims,” Rana said while kick-starting machmadisation of the circular road around the lake this afternoon.He emphasised upon line-departments and the engineering wings for expediting work on fixing lights around the Surinsar Lake, making available adequate number of pedal boats and raising state-of- art infrastructural facilities.
He said, the area has immense potential to attract nature lovers, especially those from Jammu City and its peripheries. For incentivizing tourists, modern facilities will have to be created, he said, adding that he will continue to work towards this end.
He said, the famous water body can be developed as a tourist destination of pride, provided sincere efforts are made by the government.
He said, a promotional campaign will also have to be launched to put Surinsar on the tourism map of Jammu and Kashmir.
The MLA Nagrota said that development of Surinsar as a prime tourist destination will give economic fillip in the area. He said, the youth of Nagrota constituency can benefit in a big way in terms of setting up restaurants, food jaunts, kiosks etc.
Interacting with the people, Rana said that he has been endeavouring to make the lake as hub of tourism and economic activities. In this regard, he referred to the kite-festival in Surinsar and off-road motor-race in Aithem, which emerged as big events and attracted large crowds.