Srinagar, Apr 27: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday said that the government is expecting a record break tourist footfall of over 2 crore this year.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function in Sempora, LG Sinha, said that last year, a record number of 1.88 crore tourists visited J&K.
“We are breaking our own records as we are expecting a footfall of over 2 crore tourists this year,” he said.
He added that several Bollywood movies were shot in Jammu & Kashmir last year and this year administration will break its record as more movies will be shot.
Earlier, LG Sinha attended foundation stone laying ceremony for medical college and hospital of Milli Trust.
While praising the trust, he said that more that 150 students, who were pursuing their studies outside, can pursue their studies here now.
He added that such projects will help in increasing the investments and employment avenues.
Sinha also said that 1980’s like wonderful era of Bollywood is returning to Jammu & Kashmir with the support of the people.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of another function at Sumbal, LG Sinha, said that over the years around 300 movies have been shot in Kashmir.
He said yesterday famous Bollywood director Rajkumar Hirani came to meet him and Shah Rukh Khan is also in the Valley for movies shooting, which is the testimony of ground situation here.
LG Sinha said the wonderful era of 1980’s is returning to Jammu and Kashmir with the support of the people.
“Returning of Bollywood will help in employment generation and improve the economic condition of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.kno