Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News February 25 Highlights: Popular hill station Nandi hills in Chikkaballapur will be developed as an international tourist destination, said Health & Medical Education Minister Dr. K. Sudhakar who is also district in-charge Minister. He was speaking to the media here after inspecting the ongoing works at Nandi Hills.
“Nandi hills and surrounding places are very attractive. Along with beautiful flora and fauna, Nandi Hills also has a historical and spiritual significance. This has all the qualities to be developed as an international tourist destination. Government has already sanctioned Rs.10 crore for the purpose,” said the minister.
“There was a popular demand from the public for a rope way since 15 years. Though an international agency earlier agreed for the project, later it was dropped. Now the dream is becoming reality. More than 10 acre land will be allotted in the foot hills to convert as parking area. The work will be completed in 3-4 months”, he said.
Nandi hills is 30 km away from Bengaluru International airport. “People can reach here in just 1 hour from Bengaluru. We are making efforts to develop this area. Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa has extended full co-operation in this regard, tender will be called soon to allocate the work order”, said Dr. Sudhakar.