Kashmir tourism stakeholders request administration to allow visitors enter Pahalgam
Various stakeholders representing Pahalgam tourism on Sunday requested the administration to allow tourists from other districts to visit Pahalgam so that local businesses can survive the COVID-19 aftermath.
The point was raised at a meeting organised by the Pahalgam hoteliers, tourist taxi operators, adventure operators, pony wallas and other tourism allied service providers. The meeting was presided by Faheem Behaqi, sub-divisional magistrate of Pahalgam.
The tourism trade representatives requested that since there are no tourists coming from outside, it would be good if administration would allow locals to visit Pahalgam. The representatives were informed that the Jammu & Kashmir tourism department is trying its best to see that tourism returns to Kashmir as early as possible.
New SOPs are being laid down by the administration to facilitate the arrival of the tourists.
The Pahalgam trade representatives were briefed about following all new norms such as physical distancing of six feet, personal use of sanitisers and sanitising vehicles and pony saddles on a daily basis.