Gandhinagar: In video conferencing presence of Union minister of state for tourism Shri Prahaladsinh Patel, Chief Minister Shri Vijaybhai Rupani inaugurated various tourism and pilgrimage project/works worth Rs.126Crore during e-launching and e-dedication event organized by Gujarat Tourism department in Gandhinagar.
This projects includes dedication of facilities for tourists worth Rs.45 Crore at Somnath under Prasad Yojana and laid foundation stone of Uparkot Fort work at Junagadh, Raiyali Musium fase-2 work, various works at Dhorado-white dessert, Shrimad Rajchandra Bhavn and Vir Meghmaya Smarak Bhavn.
While speaking on this occasion Chief Minister expressed dedication of making Gujarat a World Tourist Destination by setting up a complete tourism circuit of various tourist centers in Gujarat. In this regard, he said that the state government is considering setting up a tourism circuit connecting Jyotirlinga-Somnath, Sasangir, Sinhadarshan, Girnar Parvat, Uparkot and Somnath beach. He added that the ropeway on Girnar Mountain, which will be launched in the coming days, will be a new attraction for the entire tourism sector.
Shri Vijaybhai Rupani said that the Government of Gujarat, Government of India and Somnath Trust are continuously working for the holistic tourism development of this pilgrimage by setting up world class facilities in Somnath including huge parking lot, community kitchen, tourism information center, Somnath Museum, library.
Shri Vijaybhai Rupani made it clear that the service sector,especially the tourism sector, is emerging as a new force in economic growth by providing the most employment. The diversity of tourism in Gujarat attracts tourists from all over the world and the rapid growth of the tourism sector in the last two years has led to steady growth in economic growth, including employment, he added.
Even in this times, when Corona transmission has crippled world economy we have given a fight back and learned to live with it, following the mantra of the Prime Minister “Jaan Bhi Hai Jahan Bhi Hai” and not let the daily activities and pace of development in the state stop.