Guwahati hub to promote Northeast tourism
October 1 (TravelAndy): The Indian government is developing the airport in Guwahati in order to promote tourism to the country’s northeastern states.
The states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim make up India’s northeast.
Tourism minister Mahesh Sharma said INR1,200 crore had been sanctioned to make the Guwahati airport into a tourism and air-connectivity hub for the Northeast.
A helicopter hub already began functioning from Guwahati two months ago.
Funds have also been sanctioned to renovate Agartala Airport in Tripura and Tezu Airport in Arunachal Pradesh.
Speaking to mediapersons in New Delhi, the minister said the facility of e-visas had already been extended to 113 countries and this number will climb to 150 countries by March next year.