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New patterns are being introduced in the tourism industry of Jammu and Kashmir because of the growing needs and the changing situation on the ground.

Government has decided to add 75 new tourist destinations on the tourism map and recently LG Manoj Sinha was informed that around 30 locations were already identified and the department was directed to make the tented colonies functional at these locations in the next three months.

Emphasizing the need for making the tourist places more accessible, besides adding major attractions for the tourists, he directed the tourism department to identify such tourist destinations where ropeways can also be developed.

Secretary to the Government, Tourism Department gave a detailed presentation on the Activity Plan for 75 Offbeat Destinations identified by the Tourism Department, which are being developed with proper infrastructure and requisite facilities for the tourists.

He directed the officials to ensure public conveniences, utilities, parking facilities, sanitation facilities, cleanliness, signage, toilet units, besides activities for the tourists at all tourist places.

The department was further advised to explore the possibility of setting up pre-paid taxi counters at various tourist locations to address the issue of over-charging.

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