CM Ashok Gehlot during inspection meeting on Wednesday
JAIPUR: Chairing the inspection meeting of tourism section, chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday led officials to finalise the tourism coverage by August 31, prepare a strategy for the revival of this loss-making Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC), produce new landmarks in Jaipur for bringing tourists and reboot into the sidewalks and festivals.
After chief secretary tourism Alok Gupta apprised the authorities on several actions of this section, Gehlot said the impending tourism coverage, that is currently in the draft stage, must be declared before August 31.
He said the department must evaluate the effect of the present temples and festivals sponsored by it and then revamp them. Gehlot stated Pushkar fair, Desert festival in Jaisalmer along with the entire world music festival in Udaipur have to be relooked at and revived for greater tourist attraction. He explained that these festivals are about the older version for a very long time and time has begun to overtake them.
The ministry wanted the section to recognize chances of producing new attractions in Jaipur. Gehlot said vacationers want new places to see apart from the City Palace, Amber Fort, also Nahargarh so they can remain more in the country and add to the market. The section may also rope privately players if necessary.
The resurrection of RTDC also came up for debate. Many resorts of this corporation was closed and those running will also be making massive losses. Gehlot led the division to prepare a strategy for its own revival. In addition, he drew attention to the plight of those workers of RTDC that are not being paid wages in time and haven’t been granted the 7th Pay Commission gains.
Following a very long time, the chief minister has been carrying the inspection meeting of the tourism division in the existence of tourism ministry Govind Singh Dotasra. Vishvendra Singh, cabinet minister for tourism has been recently suspended.