The Jammu and Kashmir government has chalked out a plan to start inter-state air service to various tourist destinations of the state, including pilgrimage sites to benefit travelers.
Nawang Rizgin Jora, Minister of Tourism and Culture, Jammu and Kashmir said that the first trial run of the service will be conducted for the pilgrim sites of Shiv Khori and Mata Vaishno Devi and tourist spots of Srinagar and Pahalgam. For the same, bids will be issued for a two-year contract in the first stage. In order to frame the modalities for operating the proposed air service in the state, a discussion was held in a meeting recently held at Srinagar. The meeting also reviewed the progress of development work in tourist villages.