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Complete tourism-related works soon; Gaur tells officers

BHOPAL: Urban Administration & Development Minister Babulal Gaur has directed the officers concerned to complete tourism-related works at the earliest. He laid emphasis on the need for developing tourist spots further to increase employment opportunities.

Gaur was chairing a meeting over beautification of Hathaikhera and Shahpura lakes here on Thursday. Secretary Urban Administration SN Mishra, Commissioner Urban Administration Sanjay Shukla, Managing Director of Tourism Development Corporation Raghavendra Singh and Collector Nishant Warwade also attended the meeting.

Minister Gaur said that apart from environmental conservation, better tourist facilities could also be provided to citizens at Bhopal. He informed that 10 thousand saplings have been planted around Hathaikhera dam. He directed district administration to redress land-related disputes quickly.

It was informed at the meeting that Tourism Development Corporation has given consent to undertake Rs 50 lakh works for providing tourism facility to citizens at Hathaikhera dam. Here, cafeteria and boating facility will be developed. Municipal

Corporation Commissioner Vishesh Garhpale informed that Hathaikhera and Shahpura lakes are included in the scheme to beautify 10 lakes of Bhopal city. A Rs. 216 crore scheme has been chalked out with cooperation of Japan International Corporation (JAIKA) for beautification of 10 lakes. For this, Bhopal Municipal Corporation has appointed a consultant.

At the meeting, discussions were held to further develop Hathaikhera and Shahpura lakes from tourism viewpoint. It is informed that a floating restaurant is being developed in Shahpura lake.

Security at hostels

Minister Gaur directed officers of the department and district administration to lay down norms for security of girls’ and boys’ hostels in the city. Suggestions regarding it can be given by citizens within 3 weeks before finalising security norms.