Sunday, October 31, 2010


Gulmarg to have WiFi, skating rink, snow scooters to attract overseas visitors - JKN, 31 October 2010.
Excerpt from the article:
GULMARG - Minister of State for Tourism, Mr. Nasir Aslam Wani, today said that government is projecting Gulmarg as an international tourist destination for which various steps are being taken to upgrade infrastructure. He revealed that government is keen to come up to the benchmarks of International Ski Federation (FIS), the prime organization for ski sports, so that hassle-free winter sports are held at the famous resort... The Minister directed GDA to immediately install wi fi technology to provide high speed wireless internet and network connections and procure 3 snow scooters for the visitors on trial basis. “The Chief Minister, in his last review, had stated that government will make additional allocation in works’ programme so that gaps in making Gulmarg ideal for foreign tourists are filled earnestly,” Mr. Nasir said, adding he will visit Gulmarg again on November 18 to see that the instructions communicated have been fulfilled.

J&K to upgrade Gulmarg ski resort - IG, 1 November 2010.
Excerpt from the article:
GULMARG - Wani said that government has decided to install a fixed-grip ski lift at Kangdori to pave way for holding of national and international skiing events. The work on the project, estimated to cost Rs 18 crore, has been allotted to a French company— Pomalgaski— and the construction of the chair-lift from Kangdori to Marry Shoulder is currently in progress.

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