New Act soon to ensure safety and security of tourists: UP

Uttar Pradesh government will bring a new act under the tourism policy 2016 to ensure the safety and security of tourists. Principal Secretary (Tourism), Navneet Sehgal said that a new act will be brought for the security of tourists in the state and to save them from any kind of exploitation. Stressing that tourism will be developed as a brand in the state, he said that it will be given the status of industry and all facilities will be extended.

Help of private sector will be taken for developing the infrastructure related to tourism, he said, adding that efforts will be made to get main tourism centres like Varanasi and Gorakhpur linked with the national capital with super fast trains.

New tourism centres will be identified and will be made more attractive. Seven new circuits will be added under the new policy. Four new training centres for preparing skilled workers will be set up in Avadh, Varanasi, Bundelkhand and Rohilkhand regions will also be setup, he added.