District Tourism Development meeting held
With the increase in number of beggars in the city, especially on the tourist spots, the Collector has expressed his concern on its impact on Udaipur as a tourist destination.
With the increase in number of beggars in the city, especially on the tourist spots, the Collector has expressed his concern on its impact on Udaipur as a tourist destination. He has issued instructions for actions o be taken in this direction.
Collector Vishnu Charan Mallick in a meeting with District Tourism Development Committee on Tuesday said that tourist are getting a wrong impression of Udaipur city because of beggars who are mostly present on tourist spots. Areas like Saheliyon ki badi, Fatehsagar Lake and Sukhadiya Circle have beggars in great numbers which are troublesome for the tourists. He said that the police department must take strict action against this on war footing. He also laid stress on clearing up encroachments from the inner areas of the city at the earliest. Collector Mallick asked UIT and Forest Department to develop Memory Parks where tourists can plant trees in memory of their beloved ancestors. He said that we need to follow Jodhpur’s footsteps and provide information of the city for the benefit of tourists by means of paintings, hoardings, banners etc.
It was also discussed that a Tourist Assistance desk should be established at airport and railway station respectively. Old Naav Ghat on the banks of Lake Pichola needs to be renovated. Science museum should be shifted from SIERT to Naav Ghat. It was also decided that the work of Art and Culture gallery needs to be completed as soon as possible. One of the rooms of Art gallery will be developed as Hall of Heritage. In the meeting CEO District Council Avichal Chaturvedi, Municipal Corporation Cimmissioner Siddharth Sihag, Sumita Saroch and officers from many other concerned departments were present.
It was also discussed that “No-vehicle” zone will soon be implemented from Samor Baag to Jagdish Chowk. People will have to use e-rickshaws, personal vehicles can be parked in PWD premises of Gulab Bagh road and in Hemraj Vyayamshala. Water sports are about to begin in Jaisamand Lake in September. Even House-boats will be an added attraction for the tourists. Flood lights are being installed at Sajjangarh Fort. The work is almost under completion. Road to Kumbhalgarh is much destroyed and rainy season makes it more difficult to drive on this road. Repair work for the road to Kumbhalgarh Fort will start at the earliest as this is one of the most loved tourist destinations. HaHall