Valsa Nair Singh, principal secretary of the state tourism division, mentioned in an announcement on Thursday, “The policy is anticipated to present a special expertise apart from the normal stays to the individuals who love to journey. It will promote tourism in distant areas and likewise create job alternatives.”
Travel fanatics can discover Maharashtra, which has an array of colourful shrines, historic caves, golden seashores lined with swaying palm timber, forests, heritage websites and hill stations, she mentioned.
The caravan policy permits non-public gamers to get autos for tourism and arrange caravan parks at private and non-private locations. It is an try to make the state much more fashionable by way of tourism, she mentioned.
A caravan is a specially-built automobile used for the aim of journey, leisure and lodging.
These caravans might be geared up with amenities like beds for keep at evening, kitchen, bathroom, couch and desk for consolation of the travellers.
A caravan park is a spot the place such autos can keep in a single day, the place primary or superior facilities and amenities, comparable to water refill, battery charging and disposal of sewage, is offered.
These caravan parks might be arrange within the buffer zone of a forest, close to a dam or the bottom of a hill fort.
Food courts might be accessible there and knowledge concerning native sightseeing spots might be offered.
As per the caravan policy, the state authorities has allowed the use totally different units of caravans like single-axle and twin-axle caravans, folding caravan, camper trailer, the assertion mentioned.
“We will arrange caravan parking bays throughout the state. The land accessible from irrigation, forest or income departments or the Maharashtra
(MTDC) might be recognized and developed for this goal. These locations could have primary amenities like electrical energy, water, safety, security. A memorandum of understanding might be signed with non-public tour operators for its use,” she added.
Talking in regards to the initiative, Dhananjay Sawalkar, director of directorate of tourism, mentioned, “The caravan policy will even cater to the seasonal and the festive calls for, significantly when there’s a Kumbh Mela in Nashik or Pandharpur Yatra (annual pilgrimage), and so on.”
There is quite a lot of demand from travellers for lodging, particularly in small cities. So this caravan facility will cater to the demand, he added.
“We have allowed organising caravan parks alongside the main highways in Maharashtra. So, for in a single day keep additionally these caravan might be helpful,” he mentioned.
According to Sawalkar, the transport division has given an incentive on the automobile taxes, significantly those that are going to spend money on caravans. On the same line, the tourism division can be giving incentives within the type of state GST, electrical energy obligation, stamp obligation, and business water fees.
All these advantages might be given to the caravan parks. Apart from that, the tourism division will facilitate them to buy land and likewise present coaching and assist for the advertising of those caravans, he mentioned.