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Parasnath website to aid pilgrims

Tourists headed to Parasnath Hills in Giridih won’t need to depend on middlemen or travel agencies for long, thanks to the district administration’s efforts to float a website that not only provides all details about the religious destination but also offers online hotel booking option.

The website, which will get a soft launch on Monday, will be gradually upgraded with every piece of information about the hills till it is completely ready. On Monday, the names of people providing doli facility to pilgrims will be uploaded.

“We have decided to launch the full-fledged website containing extensive information in another six months. Parasnath Tourism Development Committee, headed by Giridih deputy commissioner Diprava Lakra, has been formed to oversee the process,” said district information officer Shiv Charan Banerjee.

He added that tourists visiting Parasnath Hills from various parts of the country and abroad would need to register their names on the website. “This will help us get an idea about the footfall at the religious site,” he said, adding that an estimate about the crowd would enable them beef up security.

“Our focus is to encourage tourism at this destination. This website is the first step in that direction,” he added.

Sources in the district administration said the website would have information about hotels, such as contact numbers and tariff, nearest railway stations and bus depots.

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