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West Bengal Tourism to introduce ‘tourist pick-up & drop points’ across Kolkata

The Division of Tourism, Authorities of West Bengal goes to introduce unique ‘vacationer pick-up and drop factors’ throughout the town of pleasure Kolkata. Tour Operators in Kolkata typically confronted difficulties as a result of site visitors restrictions in and across the metropolis whereas dropping off or selecting up vacationers in entrance of locations of vacationer curiosity or accommodations.

To handle this difficulty and to facilitate the free motion of vacationer autos throughout Kolkata, the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) advisable introducing pre-specified pickup-drop factors in several strategic areas throughout Kolkata with particular signage, the place solely commercially registered vacationer autos operated by ATSP must be allowed to pick-up-drop vacationers.

Contemplating the above the Division of Tourism, Authorities of West Bengal, had initiated a joint inspection to finalise the proposed vacationer pickup and drop factors together with the representatives from Kolkata Visitors Police, Kolkata Municipal Company, Division of Transport, and Chairman, IATO West Bengal Chapter on July 26 and August 4 respectively.

The venture, which started in 2018, entailed an funding of INR 173 crore, and three bridges have come up at Nayakhali, Jalda on the Champa river and Soila on the Pichhaboni river within the Marine Drive path to make communication simpler. In line with an official, Digha Shankarpur Growth Authority is executing the venture and the work for it’s virtually full.

It has been proposed that the commercially registered vacationer autos with a seating capability of as much as 10+1 might be allowed for 5 minutes and autos above might be allowed to cease for 10 minutes on the respective vacationer pick-up and drop factors for operations.

Sharing extra particulars in regards to the association, Debjit Dutta, Chairman, IATO West Bengal Chapter, mentioned, “The Division of Tourism – Authorities of West Bengal has already initiated the required motion with the competent state authorities departments and a notification has been issued on November 3 to implement this on the earliest. The thought is to facilitate the recognised tour operators and vacationer transport operators to make sure seamless motion of vacationers throughout the Metropolis of Pleasure and place Kolkata as a tourist-friendly Metropolis.”

“Tremendous joyful to be part of this initiative and thanks Arpan Mitra for this suggestion made throughout a Chapter assembly within the latest previous and Samik Ray for his lively help through the inspection course of. I want to specific my honest gratitude to the Honorable Tourism Secretory Dr Saumitra Mohan and the whole group of West Bengal Tourism for contemplating this proposal,” Dutta added.

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