Jamshedpur, July 11: Chief Minister Raghubar Das officially inaugurated The Kannelite, a hotel located in Sakchi and built on public-people partnership between Jharkhand State Tourism Development Corporation (JSTDC) and a hospitality company.
Congratulating the tourism department officials, employees of the hotel and residents of Jamshedpur, CM said this hotel will set an example for the whole of state and on the similar lines more hotels will be constructed in Jharkhand.
�The first priority of the state government is to develop Jharkhand as tourism hub and to make the beautiful spots in different parts of the state as international level tourist spots. Once this is done, Jharkhand will attract tourists not only from India but from world over,� said CM.
The state government has three-tier development plans to improve tourist destinations, mainly to attract foreign tourists, which would also generate foreign currency, Das said while addressing a gathering. Das said, �Places developed as tourists spots will help in generating foreign currency and locals will get jobs.�
“We will be developing tourist spots of national importance such as Baidyanath Dham at Deoghar, Rajrappa Temple in Ramgarh, Maa Tara temple and Parasnath in Santhal Pargana to attract tourists,” he said, adding that the government would take up tourist destinations of state and district level in the second and third tier development plans.
The CM further informed that several big names of Bollywood have shown keen interest for shooting their films in Jharkhand and a big banner film is currently being shot in the state, which is a very good sign. �We have big plans to develop Patratu Dam like the Marine Drive in Mumbai.
An international level film city is being developed.�
Das, who was accompanied by state tourism minister Amar Bauri, said the government has framed a tourism as well as film policy and also developed infrastructure within 15 months after the BJP-led government came to power in the state.
Appreciating the Kannelite Hotel, Bauri said it was developed on PPP mode between Kannelite and JTDC and would prove to be a landmark in the tourism sector.
The hotel�s Mithlesh Jha said according to the agreement signed between JSTDC and Kannelite, the agency has agreed to pay Rs 71 lakh annually to the state government for the first two years and has also agreed to a hike of 10% in the fee every two years for a period of 30 years.�
The 30-room hotel will provide 250 cuisines, Jha said, adding, interior designing and painting in the hotel were based on the rich art and culture of Jharkhand.