Chandigarh, May 2 (UNI) The Haryana government will soon announce a new tourism policy, Tourism Minister Kiran Choudhry said today.
Ms Choudhry stated this while she was on a visit to the Morni Hills area near here.
She said there was a great potential for promoting tourism in the Morni Hills situated in the foothills of the hilly terrains of Shivalik.
The Minister said efforts would be made to revive the concept of Highway Tourism, conceived by late Chief Minister and her father-in-law Bansi Lal.
She said fast food joints would be provided in the tourism complexes constructed on the National Highway.
The Haryana Government will refurnish the Mountain Quail Motel at Morni at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore so as to attract more tourists to the hilly terrains of Shivalik foothills.
The Minister also visited the Tikkar Tal lake and said that four rooms would also be constructed on the bank of Tikkar Taal lake so that tourists could enjoy the beauty of nature.
She directed the officers of Tourism Department to explore the possibility of starting Paragliding in the area. She also asked the forest authorities to plant more trees in the vicinity of the lake so as to give it a more appealing look.
She also visited wild pheasant breeding centre at old fort in Morni, where 50 wild pheasants had been kept. She asked the Forests and Wildlife Authorities to ascertain the possibility of shifting the centre from this old port to another place, so that the glory of the fort could be protected.
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