Kashmir ramps up security and development initiatives ahead of G20 Summit

Kashmir is getting ready to host the G20 Summit from May 22 to May 24, which is expected to have a positive impact on the region’s tourism and commerce industries. The highly anticipated meeting is being held in Kashmir for the first time in history, and representatives from 20 countries, including the United States, Canada, China, India, and Japan, will attend the summit.

The additional director-general of police (ADGP), Vijay Kumar, and divisional commissioner Kashmir Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, chaired a review meeting with field officers to discuss security arrangements. The objective of the meeting was to ensure robust security measures are in place to prevent any potential terrorist attacks during the summit.

To prepare for the summit, various construction projects are underway, including road repairs and restoration, the installation of hoods, and beautification efforts of the bunkers located between the Sheri Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) and Srinagar International Airport. These initiatives are aimed at enhancing the overall appeal of the summit. The Department of Tourism Kashmir has taken crucial measures to ensure a memorable experience for the guests. The event is expected to enhance global awareness of Kashmir and provide a fresh perspective on the region’s tourism industry. With the region’s economy heavily reliant on tourism, the summit is projected to attract a record number of visitors this year. The handicraft sector is also optimistic about the global opportunities that may arise from the conference.