Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday said that G-20 event commencing on May 22 in Srinagar will put Kashmir’s age-old hospitality on a display at international platforms and the event will help give a big boost to tourism and UT’s economy.
Talking to reporters after inaugurating the riverfront on river Jehlum at Rajbagh, the LG as per news agency Kashmir News Observer, said that six-kilometre riverfront has been completed and more is in the offing.
“Srinagar is being developed on an international level. Free Wi-Fi Zones, cycle tracks, walkways and cafes will come up shortly as a Library will also be opened in the city soon,” he said, adding that Srinagar city which is surrounded by water bodies will be a “smart city” by all means soon.
About the G-20 event, he said people and the JK administration have finalized all arrangements for the upcoming event commencing on May 22.
“The event will help put the age-old hospitality of Kashmir on a display at the international platform. The event will send a message across the globe about Kashmir’s beauty and hospitality which ultimately will result in more tourist arrivals. We are hopeful that the successful G-20 event will help give a big push to J&K’s economy,” the LG said.
The LG thanked Modi for choosing JK for the grand event. Pertinently, G-20 summit is being held in Kashmir for the first time under India’s presidency.