STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Directorate of Tourism, Jammu in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Cable Car Corporation organized three days “Jammu Gondola Festival” to publicize/showcase the Bagh-e-Bahu Gondola facility connecting Bagh-e-Bahu with Mahamaya and Peer Kho wherein the first phase connecting Mahamaya has been made functional and the second phase from Mahamaya to Peer Kho is in its final stage. The much awaited facility in Jammu has given a boost to the pilgrim tourism in the City of Temples.
Moreover, this connectivity shall definitely help in increasing the tourist footfall in the city of temples. Keeping in view the Covid-19 pandemic, the J&K Cable Car Corporation is following all the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued by the Government to ensure that the tourists/visitors have a safe and memorable ride experience in the lap of picturesque Jammu City, Tawi river and Mahamaya forests.
The maiden Festival of its kind was inaugurated by Sarmad Hafeez, Secretary, Tourism & Culture in presence of Majid Khalil Ahmad Drabu, Managing Director, J&K Cable Car Corporation and Raj Kumar Katoch, Director Tourism, Jammu.
The event started with a traditional lamp lighting ceremony followed by Cultural performance by local artists of Cultural Academy and fun filled acts by comedians and other artists. Departmental stalls of Horticulture, Handloom, Handicrafts, JKTDC etc. were also displayed during the event which witnessed huge response from the tourists thronging the picturesque destination of Bahu Fort forests.
While speaking on the occasion, Secretary Tourism appreciated the efforts taken by the Directorate of Tourism, Jammu in organizing such an impressive event in collaboration with J&K Cable Car Corporation which will go a long way in promoting Jammu as an independent tourist destination.