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Nandi Hills to be developed as international tourist destination

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Rs 10 crore allocated, ropeway also coming: Minister Sudhakar

CHIKKABALLAPUR:

Nandi Hills, the popular hill station in Chikkaballapur, will be developed as an international tourist destination, according to Health and Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar, who is also the district in-charge Minister. He was speaking to the media here after inspecting the ongoing works at Nandi Hills.

Nandi Hills and its surroundings are very scenic, have beautiful flora and fauna, and also have a historical and spiritual significance. Thus, the area has all the requisite qualities to be developed as an international tourist destination, and the state government has already sanctioned Rs 10 crore for the purpose, said the Minister.

4-month deadline

There has been a popular demand from the public for a ropeway since the past 15 years. Though an international agency had earlier agreed to take up the project, later it was shelved. The ropeway is now set to become a reality. More than 10 acres of land will be allotted in the foothills as a parking area. The development work will be completed in 3-4 months, said Dr Sudhakar.

Nandi Hills is 30 km from Bengaluru International Airport and one hour from Bengaluru city. “Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has extended his support for the project, and a tender will be called soon,” said the Minister.

Ban on plastic

The project will include trekking trails to 5 hills surrounding Nandi Hills, as well as a thrust on eco-tourism, conservation of archeological monuments, beautification and infrastructure development. Dr Sudhakar added that the use of plastic would be completely banned at Nandi Hills.

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