Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Tourism
15-December-2011 17:20 IST
Infrastructure at Sanasar in J&k

Development and promotion of tourism is primarily the responsibility of the State Governments/Union Territory Administration. However Ministry of Tourism provides Central Financial Assistance for development and promotion of tourism in the country.

Sanasar, at an altitude of 7000 feet, derives its name from the village Sana and Sar (Lake). It is a beautiful hill station, has an ancient Nag Temple and has a famous fresh water spring called Lal Chashma.

As per information received from the State Government of Jammu and Kashmir, the road from Patnitop to Sanasar is of a total length of 19 km. The 1st 10 kms of which are with Border Road Organization and is already blacktopped. The remaining 09 kms are with the State Roads and Buildings Department. The condition of this road was not up to the mark and a project for its development has been prepared by the State Government which has been fully funded in light of recommendations made by the Jammu Task Force.

This information was given by the Minister of State of Tourism, Shri Sultan Ahmed in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.