Jammu and Kashmir’s beauty is exquisite and unrivalled and to boost tourism in the state Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, the Union Minister for Civil Aviation, announced that two new airports will be built in Jammu and Kashmir soon.
A big development in the state, to boost tourism
The Minister said that the airport worth Rs. 1500 crore would be built on 25,000 square metres in Kashmir, while another worth Rs. 650 crore will be built on 22,000 square metres in Jammu. He further said that since a special emphasis is being placed on the development of both air and road connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir, a major road network, comprising highways, ring roads, tunnels, and other projects, is being built throughout the state.
The improved connectivity will bring more tourists to J&K and encourage local crafts. By promoting tourism and crafts, it will increase economic activity and prosperity in J&K.
The Minister stated that an era of peace, growth, and development has already begun in Jammu and Kashmir under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, and that all three areas, including Ladakh, are on track to become the country’s leader in construction and development. He stated that his ministry and the UT Government are trying to increase the maximum number of flight operations to meet the UT’s rising tourism, economic, and development aspirations.
The Central and UT Governments have not only been successful in curbing corruption in J&K but also bringing unprecedented development in all sectors including health, education, and infrastructure, he added. Meanwhile, various announcements have been made to boost the aviation infrastructure in the J&K Union Territory, following detailed deliberations between Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Jyotiraditya Scindia.