Jammu & Kashmir

Admin forms panels to identify land for setting up 5-star hotels in JK

Top view of a Srinagar city. [FPK Photo / Mohammad Syeed Shawl]

Srinagar: The JK administration has constituted district level committees to be headed by the concerned deputy commissioners for identification of land to establish 5-star hotels in the Union Territory citing tourism boom.

As per the order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), number—1116-J&KGAD, dated May 30, 2024, sanction is hereby accorded to the constitution of district level committee (s) for identification of land for establishment of 5-Star hotels in the Union Territory.

The panel (s), as per the order, will have concerned deputy commissioners as its chairman with concerned Director Tourism, DFO, Chief Town Planner, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager District Industries Centre as its members.

“The terms of reference of the committee (s) will be to identify suitable land for establishment of 5-star hotels. This may include State land, forest land, private land etc having the potential and feasibility considering factors such as accessibility and other basic infrastructure required for the project,” the order reads.

The panel(s), as per the order, will submit the proposal through Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Jammu to the Tourism department. The panel(s), will have to identify the site and suggest the distance from the tourist destination and road connectivity as well.

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