Uttarakhand to get 13 new tourist destinations under ‘13 district-13 destination scheme’

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Uttarakhand government has agreed to develop 13 new tourist destinations to boost tourism in the state. Trivendra Rawat, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, has been instrumental in taking forward the campaign to find new tourist destinations in Uttarakhand.

Shanghai-based New Development Bank will provide a funding of INR 1,200 crore to Uttarakhand for the project. The central government has cleared the state proposal for loans as well.

To develop new tourist spots beyond the existing tourist destinations, the Uttarakhand government has drawn the ‘13 district-13 destination scheme’. Under this scheme, one new tourist destination is to be developed in each district. 13 new sites have already been selected at all places.

Uttarakhand government will soon enter into a formal agreement if the Shanghai-based New Development Bank agrees for the loan. After this, the ground work will be started on the entire project.

Attending a ceremony in Doon, Information and Civil Aviation Secretary Dilip Javalkar, stated that the helicopter service between Chinyalisaur and Gauchar from Dehradun is expected to start this month.

The government has also received proposals to develop new airstrip at Chaukhutia, Srinagar, Pabo which are under consideration as informed by Secretary Javalkar. He said that work is underway on several options for expansion of Pantnagar Airport.