Government to build heliports across State for promoting tourism
The State authorities has, as a part of its efforts to develop tourism within the State, determined to build heliports in main vacationer locations, together with Kalaburagi, Tourism Minister C.P. Yogeshwar has mentioned.
“We have decided to build heliports in major tourist destinations across the State to boost tourism. Kalyana Karnataka has good potential for development of tourism as it has many historical monuments. We have, therefore, included Kalaburagi in the list of places where we are going to build heliports,” Mr. Yogeshwar mentioned throughout his interplay with mediapersons on the district administrative complicated in Kalaburagi on Tuesday.
When requested for particulars, the Minister mentioned that Bengaluru, Mysuru, Hubballi, Hampi and Mangaluru have been the opposite locations the place heliports can be developed.
“Just as an airport is for larger flights, a heliport is a permanent place for helicopter operations. It would be larger than a helipad and can accommodate four-five helicopters. We need a minimum of five acres to build a heliport. Each heliport would cost about ₹10 crore,” Mr. Yogeshwar mentioned.
Earlier within the day, the Minister held a gathering of senior officers within the metropolis and mentioned the opportunity of tourism growth within the metropolis. With the inputs offered by individuals’s representatives and the officers, a couple of locations, together with Chandrampalli Dam, Amarja Dam, Bhosga Lake and Sonna Barrage, have been recognized for the event of tourism.
“We have asked the local administration to prepare a detailed project report to develop tourism in these identified places. Infrastructure development is a prerequisite for the development of tourism in any place. We are, therefore, offering 15% of the project cost or ₹5 crore, whichever is lower, for those who come forward to build hotels in tourist destinations. There is a demand from people’s representatives from Kalyana Karnataka to increase the incentive to 25% and we will consider it,” he mentioned.
When requested concerning the authorities’s apathy to the event of Sannati, one of many main Buddhist websites in India, which was excavated by the Archaeological Survey of India, Tourism Department Secretary Pankaj Kumar Pandey mentioned that his division would take up the difficulty with the Union authorities and check out to add the ASI web site within the nation’s Buddhist Circuit.
Kalaburagi Lok Sabha member Umesh Jadhav, legislators M.Y. Patil, Dattatreya Patil Revoor, Basavaraj Mattimud, B.G. Patil, Rajkumar Patil Telkur, Deputy Commissioner Vijaya Jyothsna, Chief Executive Officer Dileesh Sasi and Kalaburagi City Municipal Corporation Commissioner Snehal Lokhande have been current.