Secretary, Mehboob Ali Khan participates in Ladakh Zanskar Festival, takes stock of tourism infrastructure development works
Stresses completion of works within said timelines, adherence to quality parameters, processing payments in time
Kargil, OCTOBER 01, 2022: Secretary, Tourism and Culture Department, Ladakh Kacho Mehboob Ali Khan participated in the Ladakh Zanskar Festival at Padum and took stock of status of ongoing tourism infrastructure development works at Zanskar here on Friday.
The Secretary inspected the ongoing works on development of river front and construction of amusement park at Tahan and Ufti and instructed the concerned officers to complete the remaining works as per DPR to operationalize these public/ tourists spots/amenities. He also stressed on use of local material as far as possible to maintain the natural ambience of the spots.
At Tourist Dak Bungalow, Padum, Secretary Khan inspected the ongoing works on the dining hall cum kitchen complex and the platform being built for installation of the astronomical telescope and directed the CEO, ZDA/TO Zanskar to complete these works as per schedule without compromizing with the quality and aesthetics of the structures. He also directed the officers to prepare a DPR for augmentation of the meeting hall by installation of proper public addresses system and video conferencing facilities.
At Block Headquarter Cha, the Secretary, Tourism while taking stock of progress achieved on the construction of tourist complex expressed his dissatisfaction with the delay in execution and also on the quality of work executed so far. He directed Executive Engineer, ZDA to ensure quality and timely completion of the project. He also directed that if the agency/contractor is not executing the work as per design then appropriate action may be taken against the agency/contractor.
Later, the Secretary visited the historic Phuktal Monastery and after listening to the senior Lamas/ inhabitants of the monastery assured them of appropriate action in consultation with experienced conservationists.
The Secretary Tourism also interacted with the people/delegation of Yugar village who put forth their demands for considering establishment of home stays in their village in view of the village being on a popular trekking route. Secretary Khan assured them of due consideration of their demands.
Executive Engineer, Tourism Development Authority, Zanskar, Sajjad Hussain Wazir; Executive Engineer, PWD Division, Zanskar, Kacho Mumtaz Ali Khan; OSD/Under Secretary, Tourism and Culture Department, Muhammad Ali Tak, engineers of Tourism Development Authority, Zanskar besides other concerned officers accompanied the Secretary during the tour.