Chhattisgarh

Basic facilities in tourist places should be provided according to the tourists of the country and abroad: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel

Basic facilities in tourist places should be provided according to the tourists of the country and abroad: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel

Raipur: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has given instructions to the officers to provide basic facilities in tourist places from the point of view of tourists from country and abroad in view of the huge potential of tourism in the state. He also directed the officers to work towards providing opportunities for livelihood to the local people near the tourist places. To develop water tourism in the state, he stressed on increasing facilities like cruise boats, motorboats, houseboats, and water parks in the identified water bodies. Baghel also instructed the officers to prepare an action plan for the protection and promotion of heritage sites of historical and archaeological importance.

Baghel chaired a departmental review meeting at his residence office here on Tuesday to discuss the possibilities of tourism in Chhattisgarh. The Chief Minister said in the meeting that facilities should be developed at tourist places according to the tourists of the state, country and abroad. Boating facilities should be available in the water bodies available near tourist places, such places should be identified and developed as islands. He directed the officers to develop facilities like cruise boating and water parks at Satrenga in Korba, Khuntaghat in Bilaspur, Gangrel Dam in Dhamtari and Minimata Dam of Hasdeo Bango. He said that high quality CCTV cameras should be installed for proper security of the tourists. Private participation should be encouraged for home-stays, budget hotels. He said that water tourism and cruise tourism should be developed. Cruise boats, motor boats, houseboats etc. should be developed to develop water tourism through private investors.

 

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