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Heli-taxi service to be operated between Manali and Rohtang: Himachal CM

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

The government will "very shorty" start heli-taxi service between key tourist destinations of and to give boost to tourism in and Lahaul areas.

made the announcement while addressing a public meeting at Bali Chowki in district today.

The said, The was making all efforts to give new dimension to the tourism sector in the state by strengthening the infrastructure and other facilities and efforts are afoot to develop unexplored destinations to attract the tourists and generate more revenue.

He said that the had been started between Shimla and Chandigarh and very shortly it would start operating between and Rohtang to facilitate the tourists. Efforts would also be made to provide the facility to tourists from Dharamshala to Chamba and Dalhousie and to Chandigarh.

The on Monday had launched a helicopter taxi service from Shimla to Chandigarh, a journey that will take not more than 20 minutes.

Thakur further said that the had opened Seri Entrepreneurship Development and InnovationCentre (SEDIC) in the remote area of district to provide an opportunity to the people to connect with silk industry for self employment.

"It is one of the industries where people can work from home for enhancing their income and would especially benefit women," he said.

The state government has launched 'Silk Samagra' project to promote sericulture and silk weaving and a provision of Rs 50 crore had been made under this scheme for current fiscal to benefit farmers. Besides, a sum of Rs 10 crore and Rs 3 crore would be released under Scheduled Caste Sub Plan and Scheduled Tribe Sub Plan respectively, he said.

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 21:20 IST