Forest Development Corporation set to run new resort at Lataguri

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal Forest Development Corporation (WBFDC) will be running a resort that the North Bengal Development Department is developing at Lataguri.It may be mentioned that the Mamata Banerjee government has stressed on the development of infrastructure to give a boost to the tourism sector. Several initiatives were taken up in the past seven years, resulting in huge growth and inflow of tourists in Bengal. Besides improving the infrastructure for better connectivity and beautification of tourist spots, the state government has also taken up initiatives to set up sufficient accommodation facilities at different places. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIn the past seven years, North Bengal had come up as a place of major tourist attraction and it even resulted in the increase of the passenger load at Bagdogra Airport as well. Now with the increase in the inflow of tourists, the state government has felt the need of increasing accommodation facilities as well. Hence, the move to develop a resort has been taken up by the North Bengal Development department. The construction of the resort has started and it would take a few more months to complete the work. Completion of the project will ensure more accommodation facilities at Lataguri where the number of tourists is increasing every year, said an official of the Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedcorporation. Udayan Guha, Chairman of the corporation, said: “North Bengal Development department is developing the infrastructure of the resort that is coming up at Lataguri. The work has already started. As per the discussion, the resort will be handed over to the corporation to run after the construction is complete.” The step has been taken up as the department didn’t have the necessary expertise and infrastructure to run a resort. But the corporation is successful as it has been running resorts at many places, including both North and South Bengal. It may be mentioned that recently one of the resorts of the corporation was opened at Tajpur. The corporation has ensured that one can do online booking of rooms at the resorts. One needs to log in to the website of the corporation for online booking and the booking of the upcoming resort at Lataguri will also be available through the website of the corporation. Information about the resort will be available on the website. The corporation has also introduced restaurant facilities at many of its resorts.last_img

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