Why Permission Was Initially DeniedAs per sources, these boats stopped functioning around three decades ago at Surinsar Lake and Mansal Lake. Although boating services were resumed at the Mansal Lake in 2002, the decision regarding the same was still under discussion regarding Surinsar Lake.
Situated around 32 kilometres from Jammu, Surinsar Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. But due to the lack of leisure activities, the Lake had witnessed a gradual tourist downfall over the years. As mentioned by Jammu Tourism Director, requests seeking a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Wildlife Department were continuously denied over the past few years until July 2017. It was then that the Chief Wildlife Warden of Jammu constituted a committee to scrutinise the prospect of allowing boating services at Surinsar Lake.
The Good NewsReferring to the sources, Chief Wildlife Warden, Jammu has accorded permission to operate three passenger boats in Surinsar Lake till March 2021 in favour of the Jammu Tourism Director.
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