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Noida: Jewar MLA asks for Dankaur to be developed as a tourist destination

Legend has it that Dankaur was earlier known as Dron Nagri and as is documented in the epic Mahabharata, it was here that Dronacharya taught Pandavas the skills of warfare.

noida Updated: Apr 24, 2017 10:53 IST
Vaibhav Jha
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Jewar MLA Dhirendra asked UP tourism minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi to take the tourism proposal forward.on Sunday. (HT PHOTO)

In a bid to boost the potential for tourism and employment in Dankaur, Jewar MLA Thakur Dhirendra Singh met state tourism minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Sunday and proposed that Dankaur be developed as a tourist spot owing to its historical and mythological significance.

Legend has it that Dankaur was earlier known as Dron Nagri and as is documented in the epic Mahabharata, it was here that Dronacharya taught Pandavas the skills of warfare.

Stressing on the need to restore the lost glory of Dankaur, Singh said, “Development of Dron Nagri will show the way for development of tourist spots in the state. The place has a historical as well as cultural significance and it has a lot of potential for tourism.”

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Earlier, Singh had also met UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath and proposed that his constituency be developed as a tourist spot.

According to Singh, the development of Dankaur will result in employment for the youth.

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“As we have already stated in the manifesto during recent assembly polls, our priority is development and employment for our youths. Dankaur enjoys a prime location, as it is connected to the Yamuna Expressway and the Eastern Peripheral Corridor. The possibilities are endless once the place is developed as a tourist spot. Tourists who travel to Agra from Delhi using the Yamuna Expressway could also visit Dankaur,” Singh said.

Singh also expressed his desire to construct an airport in his constituency. He believes that a concerted effort to build an airport besides harnessing Dankaur’s tourism potential could help locals derive multiple benefits.