Published On:08 September 2011
Posted by Indian Muslim Observer

‘Madhya Pradesh to emerge on World Tourism Map’

By Pervez Bari

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has described Madhya Pradesh as an incredible State with having ample prospects for the development of tourism, a reflection of Kashmir in the lakes of Bhopal can be witnessed. If Jehangir were alive today, he would have realized heaven of the world in Bhopal itself. Mr. Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh would be drawn up on the map of world tourism.

Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan was dedicating an air taxi services here at Raja Bhoj airport on Wednesday. On this occasion, Health, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narottam Mishra (one of nine passengers of this first taxi services), Tourism Minister Tukojirao Puar, Mayor Mrs. Krishna Gaur, MLAs Jitendra Daga, Dhruvanarayan Singh, and Tourism Development Corporation Chairman Dr. Mohan Yadav were present.

Mr. Chouhan further said that there are plenty of recourses in religious, natural, flora-fauna and historical tourism sectors in Madhya Pradesh. The other three world heritages Khajuraho, Bhimbetka and Sanchi also exist in Madhya Pradesh. Major rivers like Narmada, Kshipra, Betwa, Tapti, Chambal and Parvati also flow majestically across the State. Besides, Pachamarhi and Amarkantak capped with natural resources located in the State. On the other hand, man purifies his life by seeking blessings at Mahakal in Ujjain, Jyotirling in Omkareshwar, Ram-Raja temple in Orchha, Sharda temple in Maihar and Chamuda Mata temple in Dewas.

The Chief Minister said that there are reports that tigers can be heard roaring in the peripheral area of Bhopal apart from general views at Kanha-Kisali, Bhandvgarh, Pench National Park. He said that everybody is interested in visiting Mandu a site for an immortal love of Bajbahadur and Rupamati. He underlined the need for promoting such places, for this, grand functions will be organised with a view to catering to the tourists after the festival of lights. The Chief Minister said that he would himself take interest in attending the functions to be held there as well as inviting world personalities for the same.

He said that Khajuraho would soon be included in air taxi services. A helipad will be developed at Sanchi.

Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan hoped that initiative of air taxi facility would give positive results in promoting the tourism and commercial activities. However, the Chief Minister said that the traveling facility should be comfortable and with safety. He said if fare is affordable then farmers can also fly in the same as they have been associated with profitable task of agriculture.

Tourism Minister Tukojirao Puar informed that a new tourism policy has been chalked out in order to promote the tourism in Madhya Pradesh. Under the policy, private operators have been permitted to operate air taxi services. He said that security of the travelers have been kept in mind as the per norms of security cited in the MoU made with private operators by Tourism Development Corporation.

Tourism Development Corporation Chairman Dr. Mohan Yadav said that with this initiative of these air services, Madhya Pradesh has built a prestigious position not only in the country but also in the world. Madhya Pradesh is firs state, which has provided air services facility to the citizens.

Ventura Company Chairman Pradeep Agrawal, praising development in the tourism and industrial sector, said that the company would use brand-new air craft for air taxi services. The Company would extend facility from 9 seater to 18 seater. The objective of the Company is to provide best service with facility and safety to the passengers. Tourism Development Corporation Vice Chairman Mr. Santosh Jain proposed a vote of thanks.

At the outset, guests were welcomed by presenting bouquet. The Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan saw off 9 passengers of this first air services by presenting them bouquet and mementoes. The travelers included Health Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra, Tourism Development Corporation Chairman Dr. Mohan Yadav, Ventura Connect Chairman Pradeep Agrawal, Narendra Somkunwar, Mr. Hussain, Ankush Khanna, N.N. Soni and aircraft pilot Mr. Rounak.

On this occasion, Tourism Development Corporation General Manager Pankaj Rag, U.K. Bose, citizens and officers along with employees of Tourism Development Corporation and Ventura were present in large number.

[Pervez Bari is a Journalist based at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He can be contacted at pervezbari@eth.net]

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