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Better and safer Road is the need
  • March 2018
India tourism plans  to  develop better and safer roads to attract more global tourists.While delivering Inaugural speech at a  two-day conference on ‘Safer Road Transportation to promote National Tourism' , is being organised by Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) in Association with Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) and Union Ministry of Tourism and culture along with Goodyear’s CSR initiative ‘Safer Roads-Safer You’
 The Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism Mr.K.J. Alphons said that "Better and safer roads in the country can help double foreign tourists in India in next three years. About Ten million international tourists visited India during the year 2017. Straightening Infrastructure and improving connectivity will bring more confidence among tourists to come to India". opined that apart from improving road infrastructure, we need to be more tourist friendly and hospitality has to be in our DNA as it is in tourist destination like Thailand . The taxi drivers and Auto drivers need to be trained to be tourist friendly and charge fixed rates .They also need to be more regulated. Tourism ministry is planning to impart training to them in league with some corporate companies", he said.
 Apart from improving road infrastructure we need to be more tourist friendly and hospitality has to be in our DNA as it is in tourist destinations like Thailand,. . Guys in swanky cars" are the most unruly drivers, Tourism Minister said 
The minister also launched a "Tourist Felicitation guide ' for information of tourists as well as "code of practice for Taxi operators in India on the occasion
Over 100 road safety experts, professionals, government organisation’s and agencies active in road transport and tourism, transport officers from various states and UN official’s are taking part in the two- day conference.  

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