Shivraj turns a tourist at Hanuwantiya, rides hot air balloon

Staff ReporterUpdated: Friday, May 31, 2019, 05:55 PM IST
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BHOPAL :  Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan along with his wife Sadhna Chauhan visited Boriyamal island during Hanuwantiya Jal-Mahotsav and held discussions with officers of Tourism Development Corporation on possibilities of tourism development there.

He said that a waterway would be developed between Omkareshwar and Hanuwanitya. MD of Tourism Development Corporation Hari Ranjan Rao, District Collector, SP, Conservator of Forests and officers of forest department were present on the occasion. The CM directed to pay attention to employment of local people in tourism development works. Local youths will be imparted training in an ITI near the rural area and provided jobs in tourism works of the corporation at Hanuwantiya.

Chauhan said that there are ample possibilities of Hanuwantiya becoming a most beautiful tourist destination in the world. Massive water body in the form of Narmada backwaters, lush green forests and wildlife are enough to attract tourists. The CM said that waterway will be developed from Omkareshwar to Hanuwatiya to Singaji and tourist circuit will be developed to help tourists coming to have Darshan of Jyotirlinga at Omkareshwar and also visit Hanuwantiya and Sant Singaji’s Samadhi via waterway.

Along with his wife, Chauhan enjoyed a ride of hot air balloon at Hanuwantiya.

He sought information from tourists about facilities available there. Tourists also shook hands with the CM and snapped selfies with him.

Chauhan said that such works will be undertaken during next 5 years that will change look of this area. Tourist facilities will also be developed at nearby islands to attract tourists. He said that the land under possession of Forest Department will be developed at tourist spots and some unique tourism facility provided there. He said that tourists will be attracted by anchoring an old sea ship in the waters of the island.

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