Tourism additional secretary directs officials speed up the George Everest house restoration work in Mussoorie
GG News Bureau
Dehradun, 26th July. Yugal Kishore Pant the tourism additional secretary visited the George Everest restoration site and reviewed the progress in the restoration work on Sunday. He directed the officials to speed up the work of restoration and upgradation for the facilities in the surrounding area of George Everest house that was once the historic laboratory of the iconic Sir George Everest who was the Surveyer General of India during British period.
The development works being carried out at the spot are at a cost of Rs 23.67 crore. He directed the officials to construct ten waiting rooms instead of five waiting rooms at the spot. He said that the waiting rooms will be equipped with modern facilities and the wood craft and designed using intricate wood craft. The additional secretary also directed the officials to speed up the work on repairing the road leading to Hathipaon and install signages with the description about the spot for the tourists.
Considering the increased pressure on the the tourist spot of George Everest House the additional secretary directed the officials to create a reception near the barrier so that the tourists are given all information related to George Everest.
Tourism Additional Secretary Couple Yugal Kishore Pant said, ” It has been observed that the traditional wooden houses are stronger and can withstand the vagaries of time in much better way. R.K. Tiwari APD, Architect Harendra Chauhan, Contractor Arun Kumar etc. were present on the occasion.