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The Director Tourism, Farooq Ahmed Shah Monday visited Peerzoo Island and took stock of the facilities available there for the visitors.

In a statement to KNS, he said Directorate of Tourism, Kashmir will start the service of Jhelum River Cruise from tomorrow which will carry 16 passengers at a time.

He said that the service will start at three points which include Lal Ded Memorial Centre, Khanqah Moulla and Hazrat Bulbul Shah (RA). He said tourist guides would also be available there for guiding the tourists.  The cruise service would be available from 10 am to 5 pm daily and per head Rs 300 would be charged.

Shah said that Tourism sector is backbone of the state’s economy and the government is working hard to put in place an effective mechanism that will boost the tourism infrastructure in the state besides, providing all facilities to the tourists during their tour in the state.

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Residents being rescued from their houses in Srinagar city of Kashmir region. Photograph by Shahid Tantray In an unprecedented flood fury more than 75 people have lost their lives across Jammu and Kashmir. Property worth crores has been damaged while hundreds of areas submerged in flood waters and dozens of bridges were washed away by the gushing waters. River Jehlum has been over flowing since yesterday morning. An unprecedented flood situation across Jammu and Kashmir submerging hundreds of dwelling houses, sweeping away livestock and property that created panic among people. According to the police sources, the bus went out of