Develop Panchkula into a tourism hub:CM


Chandigarh June 2- Haryana Chief Minister, Mr  Manohar Lal has directed the officers concerned to work diligently so as to develop Panchkula into a tourism hub. 

He also asked them to find a permanent solution for providing drinking water in Morni area. The Chief Minister was presiding over the review meeting of Panchkula Development Plan here today. 

Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Mr Gian Chand Gupta and Panchkula Mayor, Sh.Kulbhushan Goyal were also present in the meeting. The Chief Minister directed to ensure that all parameters are in place for a programme to be organised in Morni to promote adventure sports like paragliding. He said that as adventure sport like paragliding is an extreme sport, it is important to ensure formalities like life insurance of participating persons are done. He took detailed information for the programme with regard to introduction of paragliding to be organised on the occasion of International Yoga Day on June 20.

       The Chief Minister said that along with this, trekking routes should be made in order to promote trekking so that the youth can easily reach the destination in the evening. The Chief Minister asked MLA of Panchkula, Sh. Gian Chand Gupta to speak to the Union Road Transport Minister with regard to connectivity of Chandigarh Airport to Panchkula so that the project can be completed at the earliest. 

The plan to develop Panchkula as a medical and educational hub was also discussed in the meeting. The Chief Minister also directed the Mayor of Panchkula to prepare a detailed report in this regard. He said that tourism in city will be facilitated by strong road network.