Monday, May 12, 2008

Rajasthan upgrading facilities in the purview of Commonwealth Games

rajasthan airport

Rajasthan has started upgrading its various facilities in the purview of Commonwealth Games. The state has started upgrading its Udaipur airport, while the Jaipur airport will start functioning as an international airport from the end of this year or early next year. Another airport has been planned for Kota.The state has 15 airstrips and plan to lease them to private players so that small aircraft could use them to ferry travelers.
Tourist inflow to the state has been rising. Rajasthan is hoping to get double the number of tourists in 2010. While about 1.60 crores domestic tourists visited the state in 2004, the figure for foreigners was around 9.71lakhs. In 2007, these had gone up to 2.6 crores Indian visitors and 14 lakhs foreign visitors.