In Jammu & Kashmir & Ladakh State Government is finally ready to set up two Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation Resorts. One Resort will be located near Srinagar and another one at Leh in Ladakh. Rs. 2Crore has been allocated for the project by the government, said State Tourism Minister and MTDC Chairman Jaykumar Rawal. On Tuesday board meeting of MTDC was held and there over the decision was taken. After the abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A, State Government Officials claimed this would make Maharashtra the first state to invest in Kashmir.
This decision enables the resident from another part of the country to buy land in this region. The Rawal said “The resort at Ladakh will be a mountaineering institute with an adjoining resort. A team of state officials will visit the places to find suitable sites. They are planning to finalize things in the next one month,”. In two weeks state officials will visit the place said, officials. The state is also looking for the location very close to Airport and Railway added Rawal.
Rawal also said “We will appoint a consultant who will help us finalize the sites. Our first preference will be government land; we are also in touch with the state tourism board. The state is also open to buying private land if needed,” said Rawal. The letter will be given by CM DevendraFadanvis to Jammu & Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik requesting him to extend help for the project.