Ropeway project will put wings in Himachal tourism, will cost 5 thousand crores
Now tourism is going to get wings of ropeway in Himachal Pradesh. State BJP leader Mohit Sood says that the ropeway project will prove to be a milestone for tourism. He said that about Rs 5000 crore is being spent on the ropeway projects being run in the state. He said that the government is trying to complete the ropeway project in Dharamsala by the end of this year. He said that under the 'UDAN' scheme, five heliports have already been built at Shimla, Mandi, Rampur, Dharamshala, and Baddi.
A heli-taxi service has also been started between Chandigarh and the four cities. At the same time, the development report of the airport in Mandi has reached the final stage and the construction work will also start soon. Mohit Sood said that to promote tourism in rural areas, an amount of more than 250 crores has been approved under development schemes. Homestays are also being given special attention in villages and the capacity of rooms in each unit has increased from 3 to 4.
The government will focus on water sports
Officials said that the next step of the government to promote tourism would be to focus on water sports activities. Earlier on Monday, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had said that the BJP government has also given importance to water sports activities in the water bodies of hydroelectric projects in the state.