Srinagar ready for G-20 meet, ADG Kashmir said this


Srinagar is getting ready to host the third G20 Tourism Working Group from May 22 – the first such international event being hosted by Jammu and Kashmir since it became a Union Territory in 2019. More than 100 delegates are expected to participate, including at least 70 representing G20 member-states.

As per the schedule, on the first day after holding discussions with the stakeholders of the tourism sector, the delegation will go on a tour of Srinagar. An initial plan to take them to Gulmarg overnight on the second day has been scrapped – The Indian Express reported that police sources said that apart from security concerns, the logistics of moving around 150 people to Gulmarg were “impractical”. Was considered. The event, to be held from May 22-24 at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Center (SKICC) on the banks of the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar, is expected to have a positive impact on the tourism and business sectors.

ADG Kashmir said this

ADG (Kashmir), Jammu and Kashmir Police, Vijay Kumar said on Thursday that three-tier security would be provided for the event. Anti-drone technology will be deployed with the help of NSG and Army personnel, and a team of elite MARCOS – or marine commandos – has been brought in to secure Dal Lake. “Besides, police, CRPF, BSF and SSB personnel have been deployed in the city to keep it incident-free,” he said.

“The G20 working group meeting in Jammu and Kashmir is a great opportunity for all of us to showcase and promote the Union Territory and its immense tourism potential to the world,” said Syed Abid Shah, Kashmir’s tourism secretary.

excitement among the local people

Gulmarg Development Authority CEO Ghulam Jilani Zargar said that the tourist destination is fully prepared to receive the delegation. The local people also welcomed the event, saying that the summit would give a boost to the tourism sector, especially Gulmarg.


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