Remote airstrips to boost tourism: Centre
The new proposal in the works is to throw open remote airstrips in the country for tourism
New Delhi: Union home minister Rajnath Singh is all set to take security and tourism hand in hand to make inroads for boosting economy and development in the country.
The new proposal in the works is to throw open remote airstrips in the country for tourism purposes. Sources disclosed that a move is afoot to make non-operational airstrips active to enable civil operations.
As a first step, the security aspect of the move has emerged as the prime concern of the MHA. On Wednesday, the Union home ministry will hold consultations with the ministry of tourism, among other stakeholders, to take forward the new idea. Many abandoned or partially used airstrips exist in all states.
( Source : dc correspondent )