NRHA hails MTDC’s proposal of seaplane tourism

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 24 Aug 2017 09:29:05


Business Bureau,

Motivated and suggested by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) and Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) are planning proposal to start seaplane tourism in Vidarbha region to promote tourism.
Accordingly delegation of Residential Hotels Association (NRHA) led by its Vice-President Inderjeet Singh Baweja met Vijay Waghmare, Managing Director of MTDC and welcomed him with bouquet.

Also present were Hanumant Hede, Senior Regional Manager of MTDC, Nagpur, Tejinder Singh Renu, Secretary of NRHA, Deepak Pandey, Joint Secretary and Swapnil Warambhe, Member of NRHA. Tejinder Singh Renu, Secretary of NRHA submitted suggestions in writing to Vijay Waghmare and also said that seaplane tourism is well accepted world-wide with many countries adopting such services for the benefit of the tourists. It not only saves time but also provides facility of aerial view and adventure.

He said, NRHA supports the proposal of the State Government and MTDC for seaplane tourism,. however requests MTDC and NIT to consider grounds like financial and commercial aspect before implementing project of such magnitude, most importantly the pricing of the passenger air tickets. Renu also said that detailed environmental study including impact of such seaplane’s sound and fuel needs to be carried beforehand so that later no such issue holds back the plan with any litigation in court.

Likewise, any issue relating to fishermen community if involved in these lakes needs to be processed well before, so that the project is successful from day one of its launch. NHRA has always in the forefront to take up the issue related to the tourism as it is directly linked to the hotel industry.

Appreciating the suggestions of NRHA, Vijay Waghmare assured that detailed analysis on all aspects would be carried, including further suggestions from tour operators and resort owners of the region so that comprehensive report with figures is ready to take appropriate decision in the interest of tourist promotion.