Arunachal Pradesh gets two new tourist circuits
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday added two new tourist circuits under the Centre’s project for Development of North East circuit, with Chief Minister formally inaugurating the circuits at Tawang in presence of Union Minister of State for Tourism KJ Alphons.
The two new circuits include Bhalukpong-Bomdila-Tawang project and Nafra-Seppa-Pappu, Pasa, Pakke Valleys-Sangdupota-New Sagali-Ziro-Yomcha, an official communiqué informed.
Inaugurating the circuits Khandu said that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the state has received tremendous support in tourism sector.
“Before 2014, the state used to receive meager amount of Rs 8-10 crore. But now we can feel the difference. For singe project such as Bhalukpong – Bomdila – Tawang tourism project, the centre has sanctioned Rs 50 crore. Likewise Rs 100 crore for Nafra – Seppa – Sagali – Ziro – Yomcha project,” he said.The Chief Minister informed thath the two projects were sanctioned in 2014-15 under Swadesh Darshan. He thanked Alphons for his kind presence in the inauguration ceremony in a very high altitude place at 3912 m.
Khandu also thanked the Centre and Union Tourism Ministry for development of Parashuram Kund tourism site in Lohit district and for their assurance to clear all pending issues regarding tourism in the state. Khandu informed that Bollywood star Salman Khan will be making his presence in Mechuka Advenutre Festival to be held from November 22 next.
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