June 22, 2018

June 10 deadline for tourism proposal

Patna: The tourism department has set June 10 as the deadline for finalising the list of places that would be incorporated in its roadmap.

“Letters have been sent to all the district magistrates and people’s representatives to share the details by June 10,” said tourism minister Pramod Kumar. “We have set the deadline as the list-making process cannot go on indefinitely.”

Once the list is finalised, the roadmap document would be sent for cabinet approval. Those sending names of places would have to mention the significance of the site, and it needs to be approved by the district magistrate concerned.

The minister said proposals received after the cut-off date would be incorporated in future updates. “Any such update in future would be done only after getting the cabinet approval. For now we will stick to our deadline and go ahead with finalising the document after June 10 and it will then be sent for cabinet approval,” Pramod added.

The tourism department had come up with a draft document of the roadmap in March this year after which several legislators suggested inclusion of few more places due to which the department decided to give some more time for sending their suggestions. The draft document had listed around 300 new sites which the department intended to bring on the tourism map of the state.

The tourism roadmap, being prepared for the first time, will have details of the identified sites, provide the vision for infrastructure, connectivity and tourism development.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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