Jamshedpur, August 5: State Tourism Minister Amar Kumar Bauri on Wednesday visited the Sakchi Sarai (tourist complex) situated beside Jama Masjid giving hopes to the tourism industry of the state which has so far been unable to showcase its vast natural wealth for visitors.
According to sources, tourist complex may soon be inaugurated and start functioning. Built at cost of Rs 5 crore in 2010, the 32-room tourist complex is awaiting inauguration for the last two years. Bauri looked at the infrastructure visiting the whole complex.
The property, belonging to Jharkhand State Tourism Development Corporation (JSTDC) is situated in the heart of the Steel City.
On the occasion he directed the administration with necessary orders on the upkeep of the complex. The tourists coming to this part of Jharkhand have to depend on private hotels and lodges for accommodation.
The tourist complex will be beneficial for people visiting the tourist spots located in East Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan district from the adjoining states of Orissa and West Bengal.
It may be noted that during the durga puja celebrations in the City, several puja committees had submitted a proposal to the tourism department for touristsí accommodation at Sakchi Sarai during the five-day festival but was not agreed upon. This time with majority government in the state there is hope that tourism industry gets a push.