The Union Tourism Minister K J Alphons flagged-off the electric bike, an eco-friendly tourism initiative at the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat on the sidelines of the National Tourism Advisory Council meeting.
On this occasion, S J Haider, IAS, PS, Tourism, Jenu Devan IAS, MD, TCGL and Commissioner of Tourism, I K Patel, IAS, Narmada Collector and Dr. Jincy Wilium, IAS, DDO, Narmada district and other dignitaries were present.
While flagging off the e-bike, Union Minister said that the e-bike tours will provide an immersive experience to the tourists, allowing them to explore the beauty and history of the Statue of Unity and the surrounding areas in an eco-friendly way. Sustainability is a huge focus for us and through the B: Live e-bike Tours, we aim to encourage people to adopt eco-friendly tourism initiatives, he added.
Alongside, the Union Tourism Minister who is also the Chairman of National Tourism Advisory Council (NTAC) said that to ensure five million visitors to the Statue of Unity, the government will have to tap the tourists’ flow and convert into regular promotion of various tourist destinations of Gujarat and other parts of the country. Plans are underway to develop the Statue of Unity as an iconic site with world-class infrastructure and tourism facilities, he added.
Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the world’s tallest statue of the Iron Man Saradar Vallabh Bhai Patel, the tourists from all over the world have been pouring in Gujarat as well as in India considerably.