Kupwara : Deputy Commisioner (DC) Kupwara, Dr.Doifode Sagar Dattatray today inaugurated Amritsarovar River front at Goose in Kupwara district which has been constructed by Rural Development department under MGNREGA with a project cost of Rs 17.89 lacs.
The River front has been constructed at the gateway of Lolab valley and presents a picturesque scene because of lush green forests and gushing water of Nallah Lolab and has become an attraction for local residents and visitors due to its scenic beauty and recreational facilities.
BDC chairman, Hayhama, Ali Mohd.Sheikh, ACD Kupwara, Hilal Ahmad Mir, BDO Hayhama Dr. Tariq Ahmad Padder were present at the ocasion.
Facilities of recreational LED park with laser-show, open Gymnasium, cafeteria, walk-way and a floating resturant are being constructed near the River Front.
These facilities are being constructed under convergence with Tourism and Flood Control departments.
The River Front is already having reservoir, seating facilities, boating facilities, fishing and sightseeing of flora and fauna of nearby forest area.
On the ocasion Deputy Commisioner while stressing on the need of convergence for different programmes and schemes said that “Due to convergence of different schemes, we are successful in making it a beautiful tourist attraction which can provide recreational facility and employment to the unemployed youth of the area” Deputy Commisioner said adding that
“We have identified 40 places in Kupwara district where such river fronts will be developed”
On the ocasion, Deputy Commisioner Kupwara said that there are several beautiful places like Lolab, Keran, Tangdhar, Teetwal, Bungas,Drangyadi and Machil in Kupwara district which have great potential of tourism related activities.
“In comming days we expect good footfall of tourists in Kupwara district owing to its natural beauty tourism potential particularly border tourism” DC siad.
The Spot chosen for water front Amritsarovar at Goose is very beautiful, mesmerising and picturesque and coverd by thick , green forests . Gushing water of Lolab Nallah is adding to the beauty of the spot and is attracting every passerby, besides this place is gateway of Lolab valley.
On the ocasion Deputy Commisioner asked the ACD Kupwara to do the plantation on empty places of the river front and construct a walk-way upto Goose village.