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Government of India keeps Chandigarh on high priority for development as tourist destination.


Chandigarh, May 12th: The Government of India has prioritised a large number of Tourism projects to be taken up during the current year for 2010-11 which includes Creation of infrastructure / facilities for Crafts Mela at Kalagram at Rs.4.78 crores Development of new Gardens as Tourist Spots at Rs.5.00 crores , Setting up Multimedia Laser Show-cum- at Rs.3.50 crores , Musical Fountain at shopping Centre, Sector-17;Setting up of Touch Screen information at Rs.1.00 crores, Kiosks at Tourist Information Centres and Celebration of Tourism Fairs & Festivals at Rs.0.25 Lacs , disclosed Sh.Ram Niwas, Home Secretary cum Secretary UT in a review meeting on tourism projects held in this regard .

Home Secretary further informed that highest ever financial assistance of Rs. 23.00 Crores, from Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India for development of various tourism infrastructural facilities in Chandigarh has been granted for Development and up gradation of Sukhna Lake at the cost of Rs.4.99 crores , Development and up gradation of Rose Garden at Rs.2.69 crores, Development and up gradation of Botanical Garden & Patiali Ki Rao at Rs.3.90 crores , Development of Garden of Palms & Tourist at Rs.3.11 crores , Development of Valley of Animals, Sector-49 at Rs.1.40 crores, Development of Garden of Conifers, Sector-52 at Rs.1.76 crores and Illumination of monuments / building for Promotion of night tourism in Chandigarh at Rs.4.98 crores.

Secretary Tourism further averred that in addition, Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned an amount of 9.64 crores for expansion of Institute of Hotel management under OBC Scheme, Rs.3.75 crores for Executive Development Centre and Rs.38.00 Lacs for skill up gradation for manpower to CITCO during last year. The Financial assistance has been got sanctioned through personal efforts of Home Secretary, Chandigarh. Earlier, Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India had been releasing meagre amount not exceeding Rs.25.00 Lacs for small projects and fairs and festivals only except during the year 2004-05 when Tourism Department received about 4.00 crores for tourism infrastructure.

In addition hospitality education is being broadbased in various institutes of Chandigarh as per the guidelines of Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. Tourism Department has taken various initiatives to develop other infrastructure in Chandigarh as per the guidelines of Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. The institutes namely Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Sector-28, Chandigarh, Govt. Central Crafts Institute (W), Sector-11, Chandigarh and Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh have been asked to prepare projects for financial assistance for new courses in hospitality such as House Keeping, Food Projection, F&B Service etc.

Apart from this, Strategic Decisions are being taken for improving the quality of tourism projects, develop places of tourist interest, providing necessary facilities for all categories of tourists. Chandigarh is being showcased as a Tourist Destination in the international and national tourism platforms. New Tourism Events have been added to tourism calendar apart from the traditional Rose Festival in February and Chandigarh Carnival is celebrated in November annually. World Music Day in June,; World Tourism Day in September, Chandigarh Heritage Festival in October, New Year Week Celebrations in December and Chandigarh Art and Heritage Festival in March.

Home Secretary also apprised the members on the New Tourism Initiatives that included Opening of Le-Corbusier Centre, Sector-19, which is one of the unique museum for the tourists especially promoting Architecture Tourism, the Museum exhibits the personal belongings, photographs and the architecture work of the Le-Corbusier. The memorabilia and different type of souvenirs of Chandigarh are available for sale purposes.

In addition to this, Chandigarh Administration has also launched a new scheme called ‘Rashtriya Darohar Ke Rakhwale’, a New Initiative has been framed for promoting and preserving the heritage of Chandigarh including the students of schools and colleges. Also a unique initiative has been taken by Tourism Department to promote tourism events in Chandigarh with zero investment by Tourism Department under mutually beneficial partnership with private event management companies which has already borne fruitful results and has become a success story in the annals of Tourism in Chandigarh. Major cultural events during Chandigarh carnival, New Year Eve Festival and Rose Festival have been organised as a joint endeavour with zero investment by tourism department to promote tourism.




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