The Rajasthan Assembly has passed demands for grants for tourism and revenue departments. The House passed grant of Rs 84.51 crore for the tourism department by voice vote. Replying to the debate on demand for grants on Wednesday, State Tourism Minister Vishvendra Singh said the state continues to remain on top in the tourism sector and has a special identity in the world's tourism map. He said it was a proud achievement for the state when the walled city of Jaipur was declared among World Heritage sites by UNESCO. He said the 'Padharo Mahare Desh' media campaign has reached 5 crore people. Singh said tourists flow increased after the Congress government was formed in December 2018. Replying to the debate on the revenue department's demand for grants, state Revenue Minister Harish Chaudhary said the state government will make a work plan for fast disposal of pending revenue cases. The House later passed Rs 836.54 crore demand for grants for the revenue department by voice vote.
Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar Thursday said the traditional tourist taxi lobby has created a bad impression about the state across the world. The minister said this during Zero Hour in the state Assembly while responding to NCP member Churchill Alemao's demand that 'Goa Miles' cabs not be allowed to have a taxi stand in the coastal belt. Alemao claimed that 'Goa Miles', an app-based taxi service supported by the Goa Tourism Development Corporation, was affecting the business of traditional tourist taxi operators. Ajgaonkar then said the state's image has been dented by the behaviour and tariffs of these traditional tourist taxi operators. "Goa has been known worldwide for its bad taxi service. Even Goans don't prefer to hire these taxis due to the unaffordable prices that they are charging," he said. The minister told the House that the state government was fully supporting 'Goa Miles'. "These app-based taxis offer better tariffs to customers, who get a clarity .
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Millions heading off for the great summer getaway were today told to check before they travel as rail closures, blocked motorways and strike warnings for Heathrow, Gatwick and British Airways threatened major disruption.