TT Epaper
The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
CIMA Gallary

Convention centre in Ranchi

To crown its immense tourism potential, Jharkhand is all set to get a 1,500-seat convention centre, the foundation of which was laid in capital Ranchi on Friday.

Union tourism minister and local MP Subodh Kant Sahay did the honours at Hotel Ranchi Ashok ó a joint venture of Indian Tourism Development Coporation (ITDC) with the state ó in the presence his state counterpart Vimla Pradhan and ITDC vice-chairman and managing director Lalit K. Pawar.

Addressing a gathering of officials and mediapersons, Sahay said Jharkhand never had a large enough convention hall, which could have helped promote business tourism. But now, the multi-crore project on anvil will take fill this lucuna, he added.

Once complete, the two-storey convention centre will boast a covered area of 13,000sqft on the ground floor, which will house kitchen and dining spaces, besides other facilities. The first floor will host a 7,000sqft multi-purpose hall.

Sahay confirmed that Rs 5 crore had already been sanctioned by the Centre as a first instalment for the ambitious project, which will help generate more revenue.

The Union minister also informed that they had selected 34 sites for development of a Ranchi mega tourism circuit for Rs 38 crore.

Sahay pointed out that keeping tourist spots clean was essential. He pointed out how ITDC had adopted Qutub Minar in Delhi under Campaign Clean India and was maintaining it. He urged the state government to motivate business houses and public sector undertakings to adopt hotspots and keep them tidy. ďThis will pay rich dividends,Ē he said.

 More stories in Jharkhand

  • Digital Swiss outing for Indian tribes
  • Three in MGM with snakebite
  • School students to bat for I-T department
  • Good technology to save bad road
  • Capital decries poster threats
  • Ramesh to inaugurate health hub on Sunday
  • Homeless, helpless on police doorstep
  • 3 rebels killed in gun battle
  • Vaishali makes it seven in a row
  • Cries grow louder for links to bridge
  • Mob mayhem on Main Rd
  • Green facelift for station
  • Feeling low? Talk to your XLRI buddy
  • Strike hits commuters
  • Convention centre in Ranchi
  • Loyola hearts beat for students
  • Dalma's annual jumbo exodus to Bengal starts