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Centre to improve air connectivity in Raj

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

In a bid to boost tourism in Rajasthan, Union Tourism Minister today said that air connectivity would be improved in the state in days to come.

The air connectivity among the cities in will be improved in days to come, Sharma said here today.

Sharma was speaking at a ceremony here in which 112 Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) were signed between the government and private companies ahead of the Resurgent Partnership Summit 2015.

Assuring all possible assistance from the Centre for the development of tourist circuits and important destinations, Sharma said that Rajasthan has great potential in tourism sector but it has not been utilised to the fullest.

Rajasthan government had forwarded us five proposals related to tourism which have been accepted. In next six months, there will be some announcements and development in tourism sector will take place, Sharma said.

The Union government would focus on development of Krishna circuit, which connects important temples of Lord Krishna, Sambhar lake, Pushkar, Ajmer and also Jaisalmer fort, he said.

Claiming Rajasthan and tourism are the two sides of a coin, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said the state government's focus is on tourism.

"We want to make Rajasthan a place which is not only about industries but a destination for high quality of life," Raje said.

Chief Secretary C S Rajan informed that 112 MoUs worth Rs 40,000 crore were signed in sectors like tourism, housing and other sectors.

Rajasthan Higher Education Minister Kalicharan Saraf, UDH Minister Rajpal Singh, Mines Minister Rajkumar Rinwa, senior officials of the state government and representatives of the companies were present in the ceremony.

First Published: Thu, November 05 2015. 18:42 IST