Jet-skiing competition to be held during Tehri festival
In a bid to promote adventure tourism, a two-day festival will be held at Tehri Lake from October 15 in which for the first time jet-skiers will perform flips and synchronized moves on the 42 sq km lake surface. The competition for the selection of candidates for semi-finals of jet-skiing world cup will also be held during the event.
Ashish Kumar, president of Jet Ski Association of India said, “When it comes to jet-skiing, people usually go to Mumbai or Goa but there is no place for this sport in North India. Tehri Lake has the perfect space for this sport. In order to promote this destination, we will hold a competition during the Tehri festival wherein one out of 10 selected participants will fight to compete for semi-finals of jet-skiing world cup which will be be held on 28-29 January next year.”
Tourism secretary Shailash Bagauli said, “A yacht club will be set at Tehri. The investors have shown interest in investing over Rs 500 crore in several projects in and around Tehri Lake. To facilitate investment, we have begun single window system.”
Tourism minister Dinesh Dhanai claimed that preliminary talks are also on with a Saudi Arabian company for projects worth millions of dollars on the Tehri Lake.