Dal Lake is the major tourist destination of Jammu and Kashmir.
There is a plan to install a Ferris wheel on the island located in it.
Tourists will get a bird’s eye view of Srinagar through the ferris wheel.
Srinagar: Like the ‘London Eye’, Kashmir may soon get the ‘Srinagar Eye’. According to exclusive information received by News18, the government is planning to install a giant ferris wheel on a small island in the middle of Srinagar’s Dal Lake. A senior central government official told News18 that if the move goes ahead, it could become a major tourist attraction and send an important message to Kashmir. Let us tell you that after more than 3 decades, the first multiplex opened in Srinagar last month, where films are now being screened.
The short-listed site for the giant ferris wheel is Dol Damb, a piece of land inside the Dal Lake, which is planned to be developed as a special area for recreational activities. The island is about 2.5 km long. Here Dol Damb will be developed to promote ‘high-end tourism’ and will be developed on a large scale in a conducive environment. News18 has learned that the Jammu and Kashmir Lake Conservation and Management Authority has sought the opinion of international experts for the pre-feasibility study of the Ferris wheel project in Dal Lake last week.
Global experts will conduct a detailed analysis of giant ferris wheel projects around the world of at least 100 meters in diameter. In the pre-feasibility study, if the project is cleared, there will be a techno-economic feasibility study, then a tender will be issued for the preparation of a detailed project report, which will ultimately select an agency for implementation. will Will lead the project. Ferris wheel project can act as a stimulus for more than 5000 tourists and 775 houseboats with hunting capacity in Dal and Nagan lakes.
Why Dal Lake?
Dal Lake is the major tourist destination of Kashmir. Glimpses of mountain ranges visible in its water is a wonderful experience. Most of the tourists come here in the spring season and in the month of October. From the Ferris wheel, tourists will be able to get a panoramic view of the city of Srinagar, including the famous Takht Sulaiman Hill and the Hari Parbat hills and the snow-capped mountains that surround the valley. Dal Lake is also unique in the world as it is probably the only lake with a large number of people living inside it. Government is working on the beautification of Dal Lake. The fountains in the lake are being upgraded. New dewatering machines are being purchased to purify the water.
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First Publication: 08 October 2022, 07:45 IST