Srinagar, Sep 29: The Employees Union of Gulmarg Development Authority has hailed the Secretary Tourism and Chief Executive Officer GDA Haneef Balkhi for the steps taken up by them for transfer of Ashoka Hotel Gulmarg (ITDC) to Gulmarg Development Authority.
An official statement issued to GNS said the Union in a meeting convened on Saturday said the Secretary to Tourism, Govt of India and Director General of Tourism, Govt of India, showed keen interest towards the long-pending issue and resolved it.
However the stakeholders/service providers of Gulmarg urged the Secretary to Tourism Department and Chief Executive Officer GDA to restore the glory of the said hotel on star category.
“This will boost the tourism economy and generate revenue for GDA,” the meeting observed.
The meeting concluded with stakeholders and employees union GDA urging the advisor to Governor and Secretary Tourism to arrange sufficient funds for restoration of the hotel.