Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Haryana Ready with 6000 Hotel Rooms

In view of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, as many as 6,000 rooms are being constructed on war footing by various hotel owners in Haryana, which would be completed within the stipulated time, Union tourism, housing and urban poverty alleviation minister Kumari Selja said here today.

The taxi drivers would be imparted behavioral training, so that they can behave decently with foreign tourists and people coming to watch these games, she told reporters here.

The road tax charged by various states would also be collected at one point, so that tourists might not face any hassles, while going from one state to another, she said adding the collected road tax would be distributed among the states later on.

She said that the Commonwealth Games were expected to lift the country's tourism industry in a big way.

"It would be the biggest sports event to be held in the country ever," she said adding that the tourist places of country would certainly attract a large number of foreign tourists next year.

Besides Delhi, tourists would be accommodated in NCR areas and it would benefit Haryana a lot.

She said that special efforts were being made to promote tourism in Ambala. Holistic schemes would be prepared after exploring tourism potentials in Panchkula, Yamunnagar and Ambala, the union minister said.