North Eastern States attracted over 1 lakh foreign tourists in 2022

 Wednesday, March 29, 2023 


The North Eastern States saw the arrival of 118.45 lakh domestic and 1.04 lakh foreign tourists in 2022, data from Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, reveals. This has been possible due to the efforts put forth by the Central government which involved various Ministries to boost the connectivity to the North Eartern States.

The Regional Connectivity Scheme, UDAN (UdeDesh ka Aam Nagrik) by Ministry of Civil Aviation enhances regional air connectivity across the country from unserved and underserved airports in the country and making air travel affordable to the masses.

Airports in the North Eastern Region (NER) at Rupsi, Tezu, Tezpur, Pasighat, Jorhat, Lilabari, Shillong, Pakyong, Itanagar & Dimapur involving 64 routes have been operationalised under the UDAN. Presently, there are 16 operational airports in the North Eastern Region. Additionally, Advanced Landing Ground at Ziro has also been operationalized.

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has sanctioned national highway development works of 5137 kms in the NER. These infrastructure projects are providing essential connectivity for a barrier free environment for growth of tourism in the NER.

The Ministry of Railways has informed that in the NER 14 new line projects covering a total length of 1,181 kms have been planned/sanctioned/executed during the year 2021-22 out of which 361 kms has been commissioned. In addition, 5 doubling projects covering a length of 728 kms have been planned/sanctioned/executed out of which 48 kms has been commissioned.

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