Maharashtra Cabinet today approved a proposal to buy land in Jammu and Kashmir for building resports, reports say. The move comes weeks after the Centre abrogated Article 370 following which J&K was integrated in India. The state is planning to open to resorts in Jammu and Kashmir, revealed Jaykumar Rawal, Minister for tourism, Maharashtra.
As per official sources, the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) will commence a land survey in J&K in the next 15 days. Sources say that soon after the survey, the government will buy the land and start building the resort. Rs 2 crore provision has been set for the resort.
“We are planning to open a resort near Srinagar and to open a mountaineering institute near Ladakh,” Jaykumar Said adding that in next 15-20 days a team would visit Srinagar to find suitable sites for the project.
“In Leh, we are planning to start a mountaineering resort, because of Maharashtrians are interested in mountain climbing, we are going have our on mountaineering resort there,” he said adding we have earmarked Rs one crore for each of the resorts. He further said MTDC is planning to write to the J&K governor asking if there is a government land available they can buy.