In the past few years, rapid strides have been made in the said areas for the development of the region and its people. With the construction of the new Chenab bridge under the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link Project, a corridor transit in and around the Kashmir Valley has also been planned, which is likely to be completed in a limited time frame of the next four years.
The Government of India is also making significant efforts to ensure enhanced infrastructural facilities for the people of the region and to lure visitors. This has also resulted in boosting tourism activities as well as development in the region.
Also, to maximise tourism in the union territory, direct international flights have also been introduced apart from leisure activities that form a core part of tourism.
Reports suggest that the tourism sector witnessed a significant boost in April 2022 with the highest-ever record of 102 to and fro flights as well as around 15,199 average daily passengers. For this, a new terminal of the Srinagar International Airport was granted approval to cater to the increased footfall of tourists.
The administration also successfully managed the Tulip Garden of Kashmir and recorded the greatest number of visitors this year. Apart from this, authorities also made certain changes to ensure that tourists visiting the Kashmir valley witness a mesmerising experience at the Manasbal Lake in Ganderbal, with a festival that will promote local art, culture, cuisine and water sports.
The Directorate of Information & Public Relations, in its report earlier this month, announced that the region has already hosted around 1.62 crore tourists in the nine months since January 2022, which has been the highest in a year since independence.
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