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Soon, heritage walks around South Mumbai

Maharashtra tourism minister said that the department has short-listed 20 forts across the state and that tourists and history lovers would be taken to the structures

mumbai Updated: Mar 31, 2017 07:55 IST
Surendra Gangan
Maharashtra tourism minister Jaykumar Rawal said that his department would identify  popular tourist spots including the Gateway of India, Marine Drive to organise the heritage walks.
Maharashtra tourism minister Jaykumar Rawal said that his department would identify popular tourist spots including the Gateway of India, Marine Drive to organise the heritage walks. (File photo)

Maharashtra tourism minister Jaykumar Rawal on Thursday said the state would conduct heritage walks along prime tourist spots in south Mumbai.

The minister while responding to the demand raised by BJP’s Colaba MLA Raj Purohit in the Assembly, said that his department would identify popular tourist spots including the Gateway of India, Marine Drive to organise the heritage walks.

He also said that the department has short-listed 20 forts across the state and that tourists and history lovers would be taken to the structures. He said that the government has made budgetary provision for infrastructural facilities at the foot of the forts. Rawal also said that the government has made sufficient budgetary allocation for beach safety.

Meanwhile, food and civil supplies minister Girish Bapat sai that the Aadhaar seeding of rationing cards has almost been completed and that it has helped the government in plugging the leakages in the system.

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