Gwalior, 17 January 2015: A new tourist circuit will be developed in Gwalior-Chambal region in which Gwalior and nearby areas will be included. For this, the Central government has sanctioned Rs. 25 crore special project.
Union Secretary Tourism Dr. Lalit K. Pawar informed this at a function at Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management Gwalior today. He said that Madhya Pradesh has immense tourism potential. It possesses ample natural beauty, historic monuments and archaeological wealth. Large-scale efforts have been made in Madhya Pradesh to promote tourism. Due to it, Madhya Pradesh is counted as the fifth major tourism state in the country, he added.
Dr. Pawar informed that development of new tourism circuit in Gwalior region will increase employment opportunities. He informed that for promoting tourism industry, various works will be undertaken under Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan. Besides, special attention will also be paid to their conservation. In the first phase, Archaeological Survey of India will take up work of 25 monuments. He informed that e-Visa and helpline in 13 languages as pilot project have also been started to facilitate tourists.
The Tourism Secretary informed that efforts will be made to give status at par with IIT to Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management Gwalior. Due to it, youths of the area will be able to obtain jobs easily in the country and world.