Published on : Saturday, October 28, 2017
Marked by almost four-fold increase in terms of the inflow of overseas tourists in the last three years, the tourism department is dynamically working on offering improved infrastructure to the visitors in the State. Mr. Rahul Sharma, Department Secretary has explained that the aim was more on advancing the infrastructure in and around well-known tourist destinations like Deoghar, Netarhat, Rajrappa and creating new experience of tourism around emerging spots like Patratu, Massanjore and few others.
‘’Creating entire new and enhanced experience of tourism at places like Patratu Dam and valley and Massanjore Dam (Dumka) is undoubtedly on our cards. However, our prime focus is on developing infrastructure around cities and places like Netarhat, Deoghar, Rajrappa and others where we already have massive tourist inflow. Better road connectivity, improved communication connectivity, lodging and anything which could make tourists feel good and homely at those places are our priority work areas and we expect to provide same in less than expected time,” said Sharma on Friday.
According to the department data, number of foreign tourists has grown from 45,994 in 2013 to 1,69,442 in last year. In the same way, the number of domestic tourists had grown by around 65 percent in the last three years.
Particularly, Louis Marandi, Women and Child Development Department Minister at the time of her visit to Dumka earlier this week declared developing Massanjore Dam as an important tourist destination in the coming years.
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