Published On : Sat, Apr 18th, 2015

Bawankule steps in to develop tourism, pilgrim centres in district

18-4-2015 Palakmantri
Nagpur.

The Guardian Minister of Nagpur District Chandrashekhar Bawankule on Saturday urged the people’s representatives to send their comprehensive proposals on development of Class C tourism and pilgrim centres in the district. The development proposals are to be sent to District Planning Committee immediately, said Bawankule while presiding over a meeting held at VIP Hall here.

The meeting was attended by Ramtek MP Krupal Tumane, MLAs Sudhakar Deshmukh, Vikas Kumbhare, Krushna Khopde, Sudhakar Kohale, Dr Milind Mane, Mallikarjun Reddy, Ashish Deshmukh, Mayor Pravin Datke, Zilla Parishad President Nisha Savarkar, NIT Chairman Shyam Wardhane, Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar, Chief Executive Officer Shivajirao Jondhale, District Planning Officer Krushna Firke and others.

Bawankule further said that proposals worth Rs 5 crore each for development of Dhapewada, Adasa and Paradsinga should be kept ready. For development of Ramtek tourist spot for which a fund of Rs 200 crore has been announced the matter should be further pursued with Tourism Minister, said Bawankule.

In Nagpur district’s 14 talukas, there are eight Class B and 79 Class C tourism centres. Similarly, a total of 245 Class C pilgrim centres in rural areas and 65 in urban areas. Some Class C pilgrim centres such as Someshwar Devsthan, Jalalkheda, Chakradhar Swami Kanteshwar Devsthan, Katol, Balaji and Kamtheshwar Devsthan, Kamptee, Shri Shakti Mata Bhavani Devmundhri, Mauda, Ganesh Mandir Hanuman Gadh, Hingna, Sant Viktubaba Yogiraj, Takalghat, Ganesh Tekdi and Hanuman Mandir, Telangkhedi deserve Class B status.

As far as tourist destinations are concerned, Paradsinga, Waki, Kuwara Bhivsen, Bina Sangam, Kolar River, Chakradhar Swami premises, Mauda, Ambhora, Wadgaon, Rama Dam, Hanuman Devsthan Telgaon, Shri Kshetra Someshwar Gad Mandir, Mohgaon Jhilpi, Seminary Hills tourist spots could attain Class B status, the meeting was informed.
The Guardian Minister directed the concerned officials to hand over the work of facelift of Koradi tourism centre to Nagpur Improvement Trust.