Houseboats awaiting business in Dal Lake Srinagar
Houseboats awaiting business in Dal Lake Srinagar

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir Government is soon going to reopen the Union Territory for tourism, officials said on Monday.

They said that the tourism activities will resume here soon, which will be almost after four-months of coronavirus lockdown.

Government will issue detailed guidelines and standard operating procedure (SoP) shortly, said Principal Secretary, Planning, Rohit Kansal on Twitter. “The Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu issued the directions in a high-level meeting in Srinagar today,” he said.

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Pertinently, the entry of foreign tourists was banned into Jammu and Kashmir four months ago, as a precautionary measure at the onset of COVID-19 virus here to avoid its spread.

The ban had further weakened the economy related with the tourism industry, which was already reeling under a suspension mode, since August last, when the special status of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir was scrapped and as a result of lockdown which lasted for almost six months, restricting any tourism activity.

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