Development of Yamuna is expected to uplift Delhi tourism

Published on : Thursday, March 9, 2017

Development of YamunaDelhi government will soon prepare a tourism policy along with constructive work on Yamuna riverfront in order to make the capital a world-class destination to overseas travelers. AAP government for budget 2017-2018 has kept aside Rs. 119 crore for the further development of the tourism sector of Delhi.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said while presenting the budget at the Delhi Assembly that the urgency for a comprehensive tourism policy especially for the capital was long impending.

To quote the minister, ‘’ we are preparing a tourism policy and master plan for promotion of tourism and tourism infrastructure. I propose total expenditure of Rs 119 crore on tourism in 2017-18. This includes revenue budget of Rs 69 crore and capital budget of Rs 50 crore.’’

Sisodia also said, ‘’ the government has planned to develop the riverfront of the Yamuna to create a place that allows people to connect with nature… It is proposed to make world-class ecological riverfront of 5 km at upstream of Wazirabad.’’ Introduction of a single window clearance system for film shoots in order to promote Delhi as a viable shooting destination among filmmakers is also one of the plans of the Minister.


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