Published On: Sat, Dec 10th, 2016

Foundations for projects worth Rs 8.58 crore laid down in Uttarkashi

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Tourism and Medical Education Minister Dinesh Dhanai inaugurated several development projects worth Rs 8.58 crore under the Centrally funded Nirmal Gangotri Tourism Circuit Scheme at Gangotri Shrine during a function held in the Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam premises in Uttarkashi.

The projects that were inaugurated included the construction of parking, shelter sheds, view points, benches, pavements, illumination and electric poles and construction of a domestic gas godown at an estimated cost of Rs 35.29 lakh at Chinyali Saud and staff quarters.

Tourism and Medical Education Minister said the state was developing speedily under the leadership of Chief Minister Harish Rawat. “Uttarakhand is fast emerging on the world tourist map. Harish Rawat through various programmes highlighting culture and traditions of the state had been able to provide it a separate identity and draw a road map for speedy development. The state has succeeded in bringing the Char Dham Yatra back on track that was severely affected following the natural disaster of 2013. It was a major step towards reviving tourism in the state,” he added.

The Tourism Adviser to Chief Minister, Ghananand Nautiyal, said the present government was doing a lot for the development of tourism in the district. He demanded funds for the 100-bed guesthouse of the Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) at Bhatwadi that was damaged during the 2013 natural disaster.

The Chief Development Officer, Uday Singh Rana, said there were immense possibilities for the development of tourism in the state and the government was trying to make it a medium for employment generation in big way.

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