Maharashtra proposes tie-up for traveller homestay on Elephanta Caves island

The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) is operative on a tie-up between liberality provider Airbnb and locals for charity home-stay to tourists visiting a Elephanta Caves island

The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) is operative on a tie-up between liberality provider Airbnb and locals for charity home-stay to tourists visiting a Elephanta Caves island located in Mumbai Harbour. The process aims to overcome a confidence concerns due to high confidence installations confronting a island that does not concede construction of hotels and night stay.

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Tourism Minister Jaykumar Rawal pronounced a 29th two-day Elephanta Festival, commencement Jan 27, will be hold on a island itself again. After a 2008 Mumbai apprehension attacks, a festival¬†venue was shifted to a Gateway of India in south Mumbai. “Seventy years after Independence, a island is shortly to get correct electricity tie depending on a contrast of a electricity meters,” a apportion said. Rawal pronounced there are about 1,200 to 1,500 homes on a Elephanta island, also famous as Gharapuri Island, located easterly of Mumbai.

The apportion pronounced no new constructions are authorised on a island due to high-security installations of ONGC and a Navy. The Caves are announced a birthright site by a UNESCO and stable by a Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Rawal pronounced a supervision in a tie-up with a Mumbai Port Trust and a Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) is formulation a wire automobile over a sea for travelling to a island. The island is approaching to get correct electricity tie within a week’s time.

“The Elephanta festival will coincide with a culminating proviso of a Mumbai Shopping Festival that will finish on Jan 31,” he said, adding that a Elephanta fest will enclose activities like value hunt during Elephanta, a sculpture and a portrayal contests with esteem money. Besides this, a festival will have art, dance and song performances by Zia Nath, Sangeeta Trivedi, Sumeet Nagdev, Hans Raj Hans and others, Rawal said.

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