Security forces evacuate hotels with tourism boom in Srinagar
Parvez said there is a tremendous pressure to improve the infrastructure and provide the best to tourists, who have been flocking to Kashmir in recent years.
"There has not been much improvement in tourism infrastructure in the last two decades of violence. Nothing new was created and whatever old infrastructure we had, got dilapidated. Tourist flow got almost doubled which meant more requirement and it was both ways having pressure on the infrastructure and we felt the need to have more infrastructure in place," he said.
The director said the department started the camping-site and guest-house scheme to immediately accommodate the large number of tourists.
"We have been very liberal in granting the incentives and asking people to convert their houses into guest-houses. We do not ask for many formalities and we allow them to conduct their business and ultimately, that will become one of the assets for us," he said.
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