To Woo Tourists, Mumbai to Have Buckingham Palace-like Ceremonial Drill at Police Headquarters

Mumbai: Tourists visiting Mumbai will quickly have the ability to watch a ceremonial drill on the state police headquarters at the strains of the well-known Changing The Guard rite at Buckingham Palace. The announcement was once made by way of Maharashtra Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray right here.

The govt was once additionally taking into account permitting vacationers to stroll during the headquarters of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, which is a heritage construction relationship to colonial technology, he stated. “Our rite may be very vibrant and the Director General of Police’s workplace may have the ceremonial drill similar to the only at Buckingham Palace,” Thackeray stated, talking at an tournament organised by way of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

The police headquarters, which housed the state legislature previously, is positioned close to the Gateway of India, a significant vacationer enchantment. Thackeray stated the federal government desires to expand Mumbai because the “Gateway to India”.

A coverage on seaside shacks can be rolled out inside a month, he stated, mentioning that the 700-km lengthy sea coast of Maharashtra provides immense tourism attainable. Plans are afoot to offer night time touchdown facility on the airport at Shirdi which properties a well-known Saibaba temple, and to create further parking facility on the Kolhapur airport, Thackeray aded.

The state govt has additionally made up our minds to take a position Rs 150 crore for upgrading infrastructure in Aurangabad, a gateway to vacationer points of interest similar to Ajanta and Ellora Caves. The govt will rope within the non-public sector for growing tourism via coverage choices similar to permitting non-public companies to control houses owned by way of the state, the minister stated.

On the lukewarm reaction to permitting department shops and eateries in some spaces of Mumbai to serve as all night time, which was once his puppy concept, Thackeray stated it must now not be misconstrued as a competition and this can be a exchange in way of life that the management is using.

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s per thirty days radio deal with, Thackeray stated he want to pay attention “everybody’s Mann Ki Baat” if he made it to the highest process within the nation, and quipped that the trade foyer’s backing will lend a hand him achieve there.

He additionally underlined virtues of civil liberties and stated the state govt, headed by way of his father Uddhav Thackeray, will be certain its coverage.

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