IHHA suggests strengthening infrastructure for boosting tourism

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Bhopal, Sep 16 (UNI) The Indian Heritage Hotel Association (IHHA) today suggested the Madhya Pradesh Government to strengthen basic infrastructure in order to develop the state as a tourism hub.

IHHA and Welcome Heritage Company (Jodhpur) Chairman and former Maharaja Gajraj Singh told reporters here that Madhya Pradesh had immense tourism potential like Rajasthan. Both the states shared various similarities but the former was richer in natural resources.

He said tourist spots had been identified and a list handed over to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The project would be reviewed and scheme chalked out to promote tourism.

Mr Singh suggested starting of 'Palace on Wheels' train connecting Bhopal, Ujjain, Satna and Rewa and naming the train 'Malwa Odissi' on the lines of similar train Rajasthan.

On potential of religious tourism in the country, he said number of domestic and foreign tourists in this segment could be increased.

He advocated connecting Mumbai directly with Khajuraho and suggested that Mumbai-Delhi flights be routed via Khajuraho.

Earlier, former welcome Heritage President Rakesh Mathur suggested that tourist spots such as Rewa, Panna and Pench should be connected to heritage palaces.

He stressed on the need for developing international-level airports for providing facility of international flights.

UNI

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