Aviation scheme to boost tourism in HP

Aviation scheme to boost tourism in HPSHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh would be included in the second phase of the ‘boost tourism’ (UDAN) scheme, giving boost to tourism in the state, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has said.

The regional connectivity scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi would immensely benefit the hill state where connectivity is a problem, he said at a public meeting in Jogindernagar.

“It was a serious Endeavour of the government to provide air connectivity to the far flung areas and I am grateful to the prime minister for including Himachal under UDAN Scheme in first phase and the second phase as well,” he said.

Earlier, Chief Minister Thakur launched the polio vaccination drive in the state by administering polio drops to children. He said that as many as 6,44,036 children below five years of age were being administered polio drops all over the state and 5,866 booths were set up.-PTI