Principal Secretary Industries & Commerce and Tourism Department, Naveen K Choudhary reviewed the progress of ongoing works of “Integrated Tourist Facilities” taken up at Mantalai at a meeting held here under his chairmanship.
The project is being constructed under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. The approximate cost of the project is Rs. 86.27 crore.
Speaking at the meeting, Choudhary said that with the completion of the project, not only the tourism of the area will boost, but it will also provide solace to nature and spiritual lovers, besides boosting the economy of the area tremendously.
Underlining the need for creating additional faculties for the tourists like eatery, shopping and residential conveniences there, he directed the Chief Executive Officer, Patnitop Development Authority (PDA) to work out a proposal in this regard and submit the same to the Government at the earliest for funding.
He also directed the CEO, PDA to come up with a proposal to make Yoga Centre functional, besides outsourcing the existing hotel/structures at Shri Dharinder Brahamchari Ashram. He also directed for mapping all the trekking routes of the area to promote it as trekkers’ heaven.
The Yoga Centre being established under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme includes, Meditation Enclave in the lap of nature which will provide spiritual feast to the numinous people. Wellness Spa, Ayurveda Complex with separate area for traditional Indian Spa Therapies, Library and Archiving Centre will also be made available there.