Akshay Kumar pitches state as industry hub Star actor Akshay Kumar met Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and discussed developing Uttarakhand as a new film industry hub. After the Kedarnath visit, Akshay Kumar also visited the CM’s residence complex. “The state of Uttarakhand is emerging as a new shooting destination for the film industry day by day,” Dhami said. The natural beauty of Uttarakhand is attracting people for filming. The state government is also working on various schemes to develop Uttarakhand as a big film destination.
PM Modi flags off Vande Bharat Express PM Narendra Modi on Thursday flagged off the first Vande Bharat Express train between Dehradun and Delhi via virtual mode. This is considered to be a big gift for the state towards strengthening the rail connectivity of U’khand. “This is the first Vande Bharat train to connect U’khand and the national capital, while it will be the fourth such train of this category to be operated by the Northern Railway”, NR Chief Public Relations Officer Deepak Kumar said. So far, 16 of them are running in the country.” The chair car fare will be Rs 900 and the executive chair car fare will be Rs 1,695.
U’khand and Goa sign MoU to promote tourism
The states of U’khand and Goa will work together to promote mutual cooperation in various dimensions of tourism. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed by Secretary Tourism Sachin Kurbe and Goa Tourism Director Sunil Achimpka on Tuesday in the presence of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and Goa Tourism Minister Rohan Khunte. Describing the occasion as historic, Chief Minister Dhami said that this initiative will inspire other states as well. “Both Uttarakhand and Goa are tourism-intensive small states, both the states can take advantage of these opportunities with mutual coordination,” said Khunte, tourism minister of Goa.
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