Published On : Mon, Mar 7th, 2016

Hoteliers should plan & promote tourism packages – Shravan Hardikar

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While speaking in a meeting organised at Hotel Darshan Towers by Nagpur Residential Hotels Association (NRHA), Chief Guest of the gathering, Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar suggested that its high time that hoteliers of the city should promote tourism; he said hoteliers along with tour operators can plan jungle safari packages, likewise city having immense importance places like Shree Ganesh Tekdi Mandir, Deekshabhumi, Dragon Palace, Swaminarayan Temple, Narrow gauge Rail Museum and others can be incorporated in such packages.

Commissioner said, tourism generates maximum employment and presently Nagpur is used only as transit destination, where tourists surely come, however shift to other places without staying in Nagpur even for a night. If we make attractive packages such tourists will stay for few days in Nagpur and thereby giving plenty of employment opportunities to our youths in various tourism sectors and further improving city’s GDP.

Hardikar also suggested that we need to remove negative foot prints whereby in time to come our generation ahead finds their city clean and healthier. He said NMC has introduced self assessment facility on property tax and therefore hoteliers including property owners should take advantage of this facility which will yield advantage to owners in form of rebate if done before 31st March 2016.

The program started with NRHA President Prakash Trivedi welcoming Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar by handing over bouquet of flower. Also sharing the dais were Secretary of NRHA Tejinder Singh Renu and Treasurer Santosh Gupta.

While conducting the meeting Tejinder Singh Renu, secretary of NRHA apprised Municipal Commissioner about the formation of NRHA in 2010, thereafter shared information on various activities carried by NRHA, including corporate social responsibility wherein NRHA contributed for tree guards in Green Nagpur drive and various similar social activities in the interest of society. Renu apprised NRHA members that Nagpur is fortunate to have an IAS officer like Shravan Hardikar as Municipal Commissioner who is passionately working hard to make our city healthier and clean.

Prominently present in this get together were NRHA Joint Secretary Vinod Joshi, NRHA Members Govind Mudliar, Tarun Motwani, Vijay Jaiswal, Sanjay Agrawal, Nitin Trivedi, Murtuza Fidvi, Vikram Trivedi, Sudhir Jaiswal, Deepak Khurana, Mahesh Trivedi, Vijay Chaurasiya, Ajay Jaiswal, Madhusudan Trivedi, Afzal Mitha, Suddu Vaidya, Subhash Jaiswal, Manoj Awchit, Manoj Shukla, Abhishek Tiwari, Swapnil Warambhe, Chandrakant Chaurasiya, Rishi Tuli, Rajesh Killor, Vijay Sawarkar, Om Gupta, Vinod Agrawal, Rajkumar Jaiswal, Hemant Selokar, Damodarlal Khinchi, Kanhaiyalal Sharma, Baldev Pathade, Rajan Mulani, Milind Trivedi, Dhiraj Mehta, Rajesh Sharma, Rajendra Huda, Kiran Burde, Asraj Sethia, Lucky Pal, Sunil Gupta, Pravin Adhau, Akhil Dua, Raju Awchit, Umesh Wazalwar, Harmanjeet Singh Baweja, Ashutosh Jaiswal & others.