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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