Uttarakhand cabinet approves various proposals related to tourism

The present helipad at Kedarnath Dham will be expanded to a size of 100x50 meters. Jawalkar said that these steps will give a boost to tourism in the state.

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The state government has announced several important steps towards promoting tourism in Uttarakhand. Along with the decision to provide exemptions to tourists staying for three days, the Uttarakhand government has decided to expand the helipad at Kedarnath Dham. With the extension of helipad, Chinook helicopter can also land in Kedarnath.All these proposals were approved in the state cabinet meeting held yesterday (4th September, 2020).

Tourism Secretary Dilip Jawalkar said that the proposal of Tourist Incentive Coupon Scheme was approved to promote tourism and give discounts to tourists. Under the Tourist Incentive Scheme, tourists doing e-booking will get a rebate of Rs 1000 for three days stay.

The present helipad at Kedarnath Dham will be expanded to a size of 100x50 meters. Jawalkar said that these steps will give a boost to tourism in the state. In another important decision, the government has decided to refund the amount to tourists who have made advance bookings in Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve which is closed due to Covid. Under this, an amount of Rs 1cr 85 lakh will be returned to the tourists.

In view of tourism, an approval was also given to increase the height of Maya Devi Temple and Bhairav Devi Temple which comes under Juna Akhara Mahadevi Temple. At the same time, the government has also decided to give the outstanding amount to the construction company for construction of Yamanotri ropeway from Kharsali. The state government will now construct this ropeway on PPP mode.

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