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PTI ahmedabad India
Updated: 07-11-2018 19:20 IST

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay

Rupani said Wednesday that the state government will develop

Nadabet area in Banaskantha district near the Indo-Pak border

as a tourism destination.

Rupani celebrated Diwali with jawans of the Border

Security Force (BSF) at Nadabet.

The Seema Darshan (border tourism) programme launched

at Nadabet in December 2016 has seen 10 lakh tourists visiting

the area so far, he said,

The area is being developed on the lines of Wagah

Border which is a major tourist draw, he added.

"The government is seriously considering developing

the entire area from tourism point of view," he told


Rupani has been celebrating Diwali with BSF jawans for

the third time after becoming chief minister, continuing the

tradition started by former chief minister Narendra Modi.

Rupani said his government has ensured that mobile

towers are erected in the area so that jawans can talk to

their families on mobile phones.

It has also ensured drinking water facility and supply

of special eye-wear to the jawans for protection from sand, he


"Through my visits, I learnt about their problems and

difficulties such as (lack of) clean drinking water, towers

for mobile networks, roads, among others, and have been able

to solve them," he said.

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