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Uttarakhand Government launched Himalaya Darshan programme to boost tourism in the State

Feb 9, 2015 15:40 IST

Uttarakhand Government on 7 February 2015 launched Himalaya Darshan programme at Dehradun. The programme was launched as part of ongoing efforts to boost tourism by the State Government.

The chopper was flagged off by Civil Aviation Secretary Akshat Gupta to mark the launch of the programme. As part of the celebrations, a chopper carrying a group of students was flagged off from the Sahastradhara Helidrome of Dehradun for a sortie around the mountains.

The motto of the programme is to enable common people to fly around the beautiful mountains of Uttarakhand for 5000 rupees to 10000 rupees.

The move is among a slew of measures being taken by the state government to put back on track Uttarakhand's tourism industry derailed by the 2013 calamity.

In 2014, the State government launched several schemes. These include winter time Char Dham yatra and a project named Mere Bujurg, Mere Teerth an initiative to help senior citizens undertake the yatra for free.

Under the Mere Bujurg, Mere Teerth initiative, the State government through Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam and Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam provides free food, accommodation and travel for all the yatris aged 65 years and above.

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