Pune: To Boost Tourism ‘My Sinhgad, My Pride’ Campaign Launched

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Sumit Singh

Pune, 1st October 2021: The Sinhgad fort will be developed in accordance with the environment and to show the heritage. There won’t be any shortage of funds for development, stated the Deputy Chief Minister of the state Ajit Pawar.

He was speaking at the launch of ‘My Sinhgad, My Pride’ program at Sinhgad fort today. MP Supriya Sule, MLA Bhimrao Tapkir, Zilla Parishad President Nirmala Pansare, Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao, Collector Dr Rajesh Deshmukh, Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority Commissioner Suhas Divase, District Superintendent of Police Dr Abhinav Deshmukh, Deputy Conservator of Forests Rahul Patil were present.

Pawar said that the development will be done keeping in view the need for tourists to get information about the history of Sinhgad fort and also to enjoy tourism. In order to provide information to the tourists visiting the fort, training will be given to the locals who know Marathi and Hindi language as a guide through the forest department.

The number of people coming to Sinhgad fort from Pune city as well as different parts of Maharashtra is high. So there was a rush of vehicles around the fort. An eco-friendly electric bus facility will be started to reach the fort from the base. Also, the project of ​​constructing a ropeway for senior citizens to come to the fort is underway. Encroachment on Sinhgad fort will be removed. Local residents will be given priority in setting up stalls, he added.

Launch of Wildlife Week
The Wildlife Week and Guide Training Program implemented by the Forest Department was inaugurated in the presence of Deputy CM Pawar. Various activities have been started by Pune Forest Department under “My Sinhgad, My Pride” campaign. E-vehicles, selfie points, guide training, plastic ban are included in the campaign. Pawar visited various points and rest house on the fort.