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Budget hotel costing Rs 7 crore will be constructed at Ujjain

BHOPAL: In view of Simhastha-2016, a budget hotel costing Rs 7 crore will be constructed at Ujjain. The hotel will be constructed on 40,000 square feet area in front of Hotel Kshipra. School education minister Paras Jain, who was the chief guest of the function, laid the foundation of the hotel  in the presence of minister of state for tourism Surendra Patwa on Tuesday.

The budget hotel will comprise guest rooms for pilgrims and tourists, restaurant, conference hall, banquet hall, basement parking, tourist information and welcome centre and swimming pool.

Paras Jain said that under the guidance of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, development works for Simhastha-2016 have started four years earlier. All basic amenities would be made available to tourists at concessional rates in the budget hotel, he informed.

Minister of state for tourism Patwa said that every possible effort would be made to ensure top place for Madhya Pradesh in tourism sector in future. He informed that Rs 350 crore tourism development works are being undertaken in the state this year. Through LCD, tourists will be informed about other important religious places in the city also.

Former Chairman of MP Tourism Development Corporation and MLA Dr Mohan Yadav informed that four mega circuits had been developed in the state to make available facilities to tourists. Dr Yadav said that all basic amenities would be provided to devotees during Simhastha. Mayor Rameshwar Akhand also spoke on the occasion.

It was informed that Rs 40 crore development works would be undertaken at all major religious places at Ujjain under Ujjain Mega Circuit. At present, construction of day-shelter, drinking water facility and parking place is on. Rs 12 crore development works are being undertaken at Pingleshwar, Bilkeshwar, Nalwa, Karohan, Durdeshwar and other halting places to facilitate devotees.