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Heliport service between Agra and Mathura likely to commence soon

The state of Uttar Pradesh, on the directions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, has come up with an initiative to connect the tourist destinations with helicopter services.

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New Delhi: The state of Uttar Pradesh, on the directions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, has come up with an initiative to connect the tourist destinations with helicopter services. For the first time in the history of the state, the Government plans to start heliport service between Agra and Mathura. The Tourism Department has shortlisted five companies for the construction and operation of the heliports through PPP mode. The heliport services between Agra and Mathura is expected to start soon, official sources said.

The Government has also prepared an action plan to start heliport services between Lucknow as well as Naimisharanya Dham and Dudhwa National Park. Besides, the Government is upgrading and expanding the infrastructure services to facilitate tourism in the state.

The five companies selected by the Tourism Department to commence heliport service between Agra and Mathura include Fly Blade, Rajas Adventure, Oasis, Shaurya Aeronautics, and Shirisha Technologies. ween Agra and Mathura. The financial and technical bids of these companies will be opened soon and the cabinet will give the final nod to the selected companies.

Blade India operates air service to Shirdi in Maharashtra and Rajas Adventure operates seaplanes in Gujarat.

Despite the pandemic, under the leadership of CM Yogi, the number of tourists in the state increased by 27 percent in the last five years. Over 125 crore tourists from the country and more than 1.25 crore tourists from foreign countries have come to the state.

The tourism and hospitality sector in Uttar Pradesh, witnessing a rapid recovery in the post-Covid scenario, is leading to a surge in demand for hotel rooms and allied hospitality services.

An indication of the confidence of the investors in the hospitality in Uttar Pradesh is visible in the submission of proposals in the recently-concluded ground breaking ceremony (GBC-3) for industrial investments in UP.
In the tourism and hospitality sector, 23 projects worth a cumulative investment of Rs 575 crores have been launched in the state. The new proposals clearly indicate a robust upturn in the sector as well as the potential in this sector.

For the planned development of the tourism sector in the state, CM Yogi came up with a tourism policy in the state in 2018. As a result of which, in the last few years, along with the tourists, there has been an increase in investment in the tourism sector. Over 1084 tourism development projects worth about Rs 3000 crores have got off the ground.

The foundation stone of three new hotels has been laid in GBC 3 in Gorakhpur at a cost of about Rs 150 crores. Similarly, three hotels are coming up in Bareilly at a cost of Rs 70 crores, as well as, a Wellness Tourism at a cost of Rs 94 crores in Meerut and Taj Hotel and Convention Center at a cost of Rs 66 crores in Agra.

To facilitate tourism in the state, the government is working on expanding the infrastructure services. Besides, the Government has also started work on heliport service from Lucknow to Naimisharanya Dham and Dudhwa National Park.

The Department of Tourism has selected five companies including Fly Blade, Rajas Adventure, Oasis, Shaurya Aeronautics, and Shirisha Technologies for the heliport service between Agra and Mathura. The financial and technical bids of these companies will be opened soon and the cabinet will give the final nod to the selected companies. Blade India operates air service to Shirdi in Maharashtra and Rajas Adventure operates seaplanes in Gujarat.

Despite the pandemic, under the leadership of CM Yogi, the number of tourists in the state increased by 27 percent in the last five years. Over 125 crore tourists from the country and more than 1.25 crore tourists from foreign countries have come to the state.

The tourism and hospitality sector in Uttar Pradesh, witnessing a rapid recovery in the post-Covid scenario, is leading to a surge in demand for hotel rooms and allied hospitality services. The growing confidence of the investors in the hospitality sector of Uttar Pradesh is reflected in the proposals submitted at the recently-concluded ground breaking ceremony (GBC-3) for industrial investments in UP.

In the tourism and hospitality sector, 23 projects worth a cumulative investment of Rs 575 crores have been launched in the state. Furthermore, the foundation stone of three new hotels has been laid in GBC 3 in Gorakhpur at a cost of about Rs 150 crores. Similarly, three hotels are coming up in Bareilly at a cost of Rs 70 crores, as well as, a Wellness Tourism at a cost of Rs 94 crores in Meerut and Taj Hotel and Convention Center at a cost of Rs 66 crores in Agra. All these facts clearly indicate a robust upturn in tourism in UP.

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