Govt okays tourism projects for Murree

APP June 23, 2024
At least 22 tourists stranded in their vehicles during a snowstorm in Murree died on Jan 07, 2022. Photo: Reuters


The Punjab government has allocated Rs5b for tourism development in the province, particularly in Murree.

The Murree's development projects include providing missing facilities at various tourist sites, water supply schemes, and a parking plaza.

According to the Annual Development Plan, Rs60 million have been allocated for the provision of missing facilities at TDCP Patriata Chairlift, which remains one of the most attractive tourism spots in Murree.

Moreover, 16 kanals of land had been identified for the construction of a parking plaza.

Earlier, during her surprise visits to Murree, Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif had directed several initiatives, which included the construction of public washrooms, demolition of illegal general vehicle stations, new water supply schemes, modern tram services and cable car systems for the improvement of beauty as well as the development.

Another mega project, feasibility for which will be initiated in FY 2024-25 is the construction of a glass bridge in Murree.

It is worth mentioning that the government has given special importance to tourism in the province. An amount of Rs250 million has been fixed in budget 2024-25 for designing, promoting and implementing different eco-friendly tourist facilities in Punjab.


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