The road from Leh to Kargil will be given the shape of a tourist highway. This plan has been prepared by the Union Ministry of Culture and Tourism. All facilities for tourists will be developed at regular intervals on about 230 km of highway between Leh-Kargil. Oxygen parlors will also be opened every 25 km. Which will make the journey from Leh to Kargil easy and attractive.
Action plan ready:
In order to recognize Kargil in the field of tourism in the world, now an action plan is being prepared to increase various facilities for tourists. The Ministry hopes that Indians visiting Switzerland and other countries would like to roam in Kargil, Dras etc. areas to visit Kargil if the road and air connectivity is better.
Local people will get employment:
Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Independent Charge Prahlad Singh Patel told the news agency that there are no public facilities on the route from Leh-Ladakh to Kargil. We want the Oxygen Porlors to be opened every 20 to 25 kilometers on the highway. Where oxygen is provided along with medical facility. Litter should also be arranged. These infrastructure will be built by the government, but will be run by the local people.
There will be cultural mapping of heritage:
According to Patel, people do not know much about the hundreds of heritage sites located in Leh-Ladakh and Kargil. In such a situation, cultural mapping of all the heritage is also being taken. You will get information about which heritage sites are located on the road from Leh to Kargil. Tourists will get ease by making Leh-Kargil road a tourist highway. They will be able to find public facilities on the website. Toilet will also be found online.
Ladakh becomes a union territory in 2019
In fact, after the formation of the Union Territory of Ladakh in August 2019, the focus of the Modi government is on the development here. Local people have demanded tourism promotion in Kargil from the central government. Ladakh MP Jamyang Sering Namgyal says that people still see Kargil in the light of the 1999 war, while Kargil has become a peace zone, not a war zone. There is immense tourism potential here. Rural tourism will create new employment opportunities in Leh-Ladakh and Kargil.
Preparation for winter sports and adventure tourism:
Efforts are being made by the central government to promote winter sports and adventure tourism here to attract the attention of the world towards Kargil. Like Gulmarg in Kashmir, there is now a plan to open Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering in Kargil. Land has been searched in Kargil. According to sources, the institute will be ready here in two years. Through which local and external youth will be able to participate in international level competitions by taking training in adventure sports.