Soon after the provisions of Article 370 were abrogated, and Article 35A was scrapped, the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) decided to set up its resort in J&K and Ladakh.
Minister of state for tourism of Maharashtra, Jaykumar Rawal stated that the Maharashtra government has decided to invest in Ladakh and J&K.
“The MTDC (Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation) will make an investment in both the states by buying pieces of land where the resorts will be opened to facilitate tourists, especially from the state,” said Rawal.
He added that the government is waiting for the legal processes to get over after that the concerned officials from the respective governments will hold talks to implement the plans.
“We are waiting for the legal process to be completed after which deliberations will be held with concerned government officials from both the states and a team of state officers will also visit popular places to determine the best destination for the resort.”
MTDC is responsible for the development and maintenance of the tourist locations within the state of Maharashtra as well as the resorts which are owned by the state government across the country.
The minister also stated that there was a requirement for MTDC facility in Lakshadweep for the tourists of the state, for that purpose, he added that the facility is likely to come up in the Union Territory.
After the special status is gone, it is expected that the region will attract considerable investments in the tourism sector. It will be going to entice a significant number of travelers from around the world.
Last modified: August 9, 2019