Published on : Wednesday, March 3, 2021
The Minister for Tourism, Ecology and Environment C.P. Yogeshwar said that heli tourism in Karnataka would be launched at four tourist destinations, including Mysuru. The initiative is expected to take off soon.
Mr. Yogeshwar said that he had talks with officials about introducing the concept and said that he would discuss the initiative separately with the officials of Mysuru since he is on tour in the district.
Mr. Yogeshwar said that the star hotels of Mysuru would be given the industry tag to prevail over the crisis that they suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He said that the pandemic has affected tourists’ footfall to a huge degree in the State. They are also planning to introduce the Kerala model of road tax aimed towards tourism promotion.
The Minister said that he had met Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa urging him to announce a special package for the tourism sector in the upcoming budget stating confidence about developing the industry after the pandemic ends. The minister said that being a prominent tourist destination, Mysuru will surely get precedence for tourism development.
About the controversial Disneyland project near the KRS dam site, Mr. Yogeshwar said that the pros and cons of the project would be discussed before taking a final call.
In the meanwhile, five open-roof double-decker buses known as ‘Ambari’ of the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation were flagged off on Tuesday by Mr. Yogeshwar and KSTDC chairperson and actor Shruthi at Radisson Blu.