To increase tourism, the Uttar Pradesh government aims to use the public-private partnership model to renovate bungalows that are currently losing money or are not in use. Five bungalows’ restoration work has been finished, and seven more are still up for bid. Ayodhya’s modern tourist facilitation center has also received a request for bids from the government. Additionally, Saharanpur, Ayodhya, and Firozabad can now operate air-conditioned electric buses thanks to state cabinet approval. The management and upkeep of the buses will be handled by a new special purpose vehicle.
As part of the Uttar Pradesh government’s strategy to promote tourism, loss-making or non-operational bungalows managed by the state tourist department are slated for revival under the public private partnership (PPP) model.
Twelve such bungalows in the state would receive repair work, according to a cabinet decision.
The government reported that while the bidding process for five of them—in Farrukhabad, Narora (Bulandshahr), Devkali (Auraiya), Mathura, and Bithoor (Kanpur)—has been finished, it is still ongoing for seven others. Munshiganj in the Amethi district, Dewa Sharif in Barabanki, Soro in Etah, Kandhla in Shamli, Khurja in Bulandshahr, Hargaon in Sitapur, and Patna Bird Sanctuary in Etah are the other seven bungalows that are up for resurrection.
In order to run these bungalows, the top bidders would be chosen, according to Mukesh Meshram, principal secretary (tourism).
The state government has also released a request for proposals for a PPP-based contemporary tourist facilitation center in Ayodhya.
A proposal for the use of air-conditioned electric buses in Saharanpur, Ayodhya, and Firozabad has been approved by the state cabinet.
In accordance with the Companies Act of 2013, it was agreed to establish a new special purpose vehicle (SPV) under the chairperson of the relevant division commissioner for the operation, management, and upkeep of electric buses in these cities.
The SPV will have the authority to choose the routes for these buses as they operate in urban areas. Passengers will have the option to discuss the amenities offered to them in addition to choosing the route’s fee.
Source- Hindustan times