Jubilee Park, one of the cityís hotspots, is decking up for Founderís Day.
Picture by Bhola Prasad
The cityís hospitality sector is looking to rake in the moolah during Founderís Day celebrations.
The Jamshedpur Hoteliersí Association, an umbrella association of over 60 hotel owners, on Thursday said they would tie up with various travel operators to provide package tours to around 4,000 visitors expected to make their way to the city for the March 2-5 celebrations to mark the birth anniversary of Jamsetji Tata on March 3.
Sources at Tata Steel said a bulk of the visitors making their way to the city usually frequented the scenic Jubilee Park that is lit up by the steel major.
This year, Tata Steel also has decided to deck up Bhetya Park in Kadma and Nildih Park in Telco, which is expected to push up the crowd count.
The other crowd-pullers during the three-day celebrations are the beautiful pageants taken out by various units of Tata Steel and other Tata Group companies and a sports extravaganza that is organised at Gopal Maidan.
ďEvery year a huge number of visitors from Bengal and Odisha, apart from the state itself, throng the city to be part of the celebrations. So we have decided to offer packaged tours to such visitors where we will cover a number of spots of natural beauty in and around the city,Ē said Jamshedpur Hotelierís Association president Prabhakar Singh.
Prodded, Singh added that Dimna, Dalma, Galudih barrage and Chandil Dam would be on the tour itinerary.
The aim, he claimed, would be to make people aware of the tourism potential of the city.
ďAs per initial talks, the operators would charge Rs 5,000-10,000 per head for the tours that will include lodging expenses at hotels. Founderís Day being on a weekend we expect a rush,Ē said Prabhakar Singh, owner of Hotel South Park.
Also, Tata Steel has held talks with private radio operators for special broadcasts on the visionary aspects of J.N. Tata on March 2 and 3.
Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry is also expected to make his way to the city on the afternoon of March 2. Mistry will be accompanied by a host of senior Tata Group executives.