Madhya Pradesh on 18 March 2013 bagged two national tourism awards. One for the best civic management of a tourist destination and other for the most innovative and unique tourism project in the 23rd National Tourism Award.
Madhya Pradesh which is known for tourism hotspots received the awards from President Pranab Mukherjee at a function held for National Tourism Awards 2011-12 in New Delhi, at Vigyan Bhawan.
The state received the award in category-‘B’ city for Municipal Council of Mandu in Dhar district. It also got another award for most innovative and unique tourism project-Air Taxi.
The state has pioneered in the country to launch the first intra-state Air Taxi services through MPSTDC, in a joint venture with M/s Ventura Air connect Pvt Ltd.
Madhya Pradesh Air Taxi Project
Madhya Pradesh was the first state in the country to offer air taxi services. The Madhya Pradesh Air Taxi project provided a boost to tourism sector and also for commercial activities. The wild life, sports, adventure, religious and leisure tourism have received a big boost with the Air taxi project. Air connectivity to remote areas has a direct impact on in its prosperity. It influences hotel occupancy, taxi usage and its allied activities. The Air taxi connections will provide easy accessibility to cities with tourist interest and business potential.
Who: Madhya Pardesh
Where: New Delhi
When: 18 March 2013