JK administration has taken slew of measures to give a face lift to the six heritage Mughal Gardens in Srinagar and in this direction even the consultants have been hired apart from guidance from various wings of the government to start work to bring them up to the standards set by UNESCO.
Recently the government in a review meeting decided to look at the pace of preparation for the renovation and restoration of Mughal gardens of Kashmir valley.
Government has asked the officers that the restoration works of all these culturally significant landmarks need continuous attention as the same is of fragile nature. Government has urged them that originality of the structures has to be maintained at every cost as it only will ensure recognition of these gardens as World Heritage Sites.
Administration has decided that critical interventions necessary to be taken for restoration of these cultural monuments should be sent to the Archives department for their suggestions and guidance. All the efforts of the administration are that these works should be in line with the requirements of UNESCO heritage list standards.
If the government will stick to the timeline for the restoration work of these heritage gardens it would be a game changer for tourism at the global level for Kashmir as there are thousands of tourists interested in the heritage tourism of Kashmir.