Tourism is a booming market in India and promises scores of jobs in the future. Statue of Unity, world’s tallest statue is already getting huge response from tourists and taking this into account the National Tourism Advisory Council (NTAC) and other stakeholders met with Gujarat Tourism officials.
The meeting took place at Tent City, Statue of Unity, Kevadia in Gujarat on 21st February, 2019, to chalk out a strategy for ensuring that no less than five million tourists to the Statue of Unity.
The Council came to the conclusion that the number of tourists visiting the Statue would touch three million in 2019, taking into consideration the footfall during the last two months.
To reach the goal of five million tourists, a detailed proposal was made by the State Government.
After detailed discussions, it was suggested that the following additional facilities should be created at the Statue of Unity:-
Ropeway between the Dam and Safari
A check dam to be constructed about 10 kms downstream of the Dam so that boating and water sports would be possible for a length of over 10 kms from the check dam to the Statue of Unity
Amusement park of global standards
State Bhawans to be built at the site
Restaurant complex to be expanded with cuisines from all States
Boat riding in the Dam
Large number of mid-segment hotels to be set up on land to be leased out by Narmada Valley Development Authority on long term lease
Regular helicopter service to be started from the Statue to various towns in Gujarat
Seaplanes to be operational from the Dam to various destinations
14.62 million Jobs created by Tourism sector in last 4 years