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Tourism is taking the path of privatization; cable cars planned at 3 locations


The development of new cable car projects, the conservation of archaeological sites and religious tourism are the focal points of the sector in Friday’s budget.

It also points to large-scale privatization of the sector, as most projects will be developed under the public-private partnership (PPP) model.

A whopping Rs 309 crore has been allocated for the development of basic infrastructure, hotels and ambitious ropeways at three sites – Jog Falls in Shivamogga district, Nandi Hills in Chikkaballapur and Anjanadri Hill, known as the birthplace of Lord Anjaneya, in Koppal. district.

Two popular tourist circuits in the state – Hampi-Badami-Aihole-Pattadakallu-Vijayapura and Mysuru-Srirangapattana-Hassan-Beluru-Halebidu – are announced to be developed under PPP models for tourism promotion.

The government has also earmarked Rs 15 crore to create augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) materials for 15 tourist spots in the state.

The government has said that the heritage forts of Bidar and Kalaburagi will be rejuvenated.

He also announced an “adopt a monument” program for the protection and development of archaeological sites.

Religious tourism

Additionally, to promote religious tourism, Bommai announced the “Pavitra Yatra” scheme and allocated Rs 45 crore in the first phase (out of a total of Rs 85 crore) for the construction of Yatri Nivas at Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh .

Announcements and allowances

l Hotel and cable car works at Jog Falls at Rs 116 cr

l Complete development of Anjanadri Hill at Rs 100 cr

l Cable car to Nandi Hill at Rs 93 cr

l The number of Kannada films subsidized increased from 125 to 200

l Karnataka Kalagrama to be developed on a PPP model

l Rs 20 crore for Kannada Sahitya Sammelana in Haveri.

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