Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, on Friday, asserted that the Punjab government has been in talks with major airline companies, in order to start direct flights to the United Kingdom, US and Canada from Punjab. “This would connect Amritsar and Mohali to major international destinations,” said CM Mann, during the national conference organised by the Associated Chambers Of Commerce And Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
He further added that there is a vast scope for tourism in Punjab, as a lot of people from across the world, lakhs of pilgrims, come to pay obeisance at Sachkhand Sri Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar everyday. “We are working on developing the tourism industry in the state, and also on transforming the Ranjit Sagar Dam on the lines of Udaipur Lake in Rajasthan,” said chief minister Bhagwant Mann.
“In addition to having staff from various embassies, Punjab’s international airports would have all the amenities of five- to seven-star hotels,” said CM Mann.
He even asserted that it’s because of the industry-friendly environment in Punjab, due to the policies of the state government, that most industrialists are investing in Punjab today. Talking about the ₹2,600 crore project of Tata Steel, coming to Ludhiana, he added, “This is just the beginning, a lot more investments will be coming to Punjab.” This upcoming project of Tata Steel in Ludhiana, will generate numerous career opportunities for the youth in Punjab.
He further stated that the manufacturing sector is the key to industrial growth as well as to create employment opportunities in the state. Listing various steps to create a welcoming environment for corporate bigwigs in the form of a dedicated single window system, affordable power, etc, CM Bhagwant Mann claimed that the state government’s significant reforms on the economic and governance fronts would usher in a new period of development and prosperity in the state.