In a generous bid to revamp the tourism secturee and also to overhaul local infrastructure, three modern water scooters and a floating jetty have been introduced at Chabimura, under Gomati district of Tripura. Nestled in the lap of nature, Chabimura reminds one of the Amazon forests, as depicted in Bibhuti Bhusan Bandopadhya’s ‘Chander Pahar’.
According to Pranajit Singha Roy, Tourism Minister of Tripura, several new initiatives have been taken after formation of the new government to attract tourists.
“The government has already sanctioned Rs. 25 crore for renovation of Amarpur- Jatanbari Road so that tourists can have smooth passage. Besides, the government is mulling over construction of an over bridge connecting two sides of River Gomati at Chabimura – which will bring tourists closer to nature,” the minister told The Optimist.
“Another initiative has been taken to connect Sonamura with Chabimura through waterways. Besides, the Tourism department is contemplating to create a tourism circuit covering Udaipur’s Matabari, Amarpur’s Chabimura, and Dumboor Lake,” he added.
Also, bad boat conditions being a constant challenge for visiting tourists, the minister informed that introducing new water scooters will improve the situation to a large extent.
Responding to the development, Gitte said, Secretary to Tourism department, said, “We have decided to reopen all tourist spots by October 1 and initiatives are afoot to offer tourists an all new thrilling experience of Tripura.”
Admitting that COVID19 has dealt a big blow to the tourism sector, Gitte added, “Tourism is one of the sectors which the government is focussing on, due to its tremendous economic potential. If everything falls in the right place, the day is not far when Tripura will record the highest tourist-footfalls among all the north eastern states of India.”
As the state government is trying to make people self-reliant, the tourism sector of the state is getting buoyed up with new opportunities. “Surely, it is not an easy task to revive these sectors, but the government is trying hard. Let’s hope for the best,” commented a local boatman of Chabimura.