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Tuesday, 25 April, 2017, 10 : 00 AM [IST]

Rajasthan to boost tourism with intra-state flights: Minister

Krishnendra Kaur Deepa, Minister of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan has said the government has initiated intra-state airline services to boost tourism. The state will take care of the safety and security of international tourists, she said while inaugurating the 9th edition of Indian Travel Bazar in Jaipur over the weekend.

With the Centre’s support the state government is developing Sambhar and Pushkar Lake, she said. Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Tourism, Government of India, said the country has witnessed 11% rise in footfall of international tourists last year. He said the domestic tourist market is strong and is seeing 8-9% rise every year. In 2016, 1.7 billion domestic tourists travelled India.

Electronic visa is being provided to 168 countries, which enables for visa in 72 hours, Billa said, adding a toll free 1363 number service has been started for safety of tourists.

He said 100 airports construction in the country is underway and intra-state air service is being enhanced. State additional chief secretary N C Goyal also expressed his views on tourism sector. (Source: PTI)
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