Dr Nitin Raut, Energy Minister; Chandrashekhar Bawankule, former Energy Minister; Rajendra Mulak, former Minister of State for Energy; Dr Sanjeev Kumar, Divisional Commissioner; and Tukaram Mundhe, Municipal Commissioner, during presentation on making Nagpur a tourism hub.
Staff Reporter ;
Nagpur is to be developed as a tourism hub and several projects are proposed. These include Energy Education Park at Koradi, a tall Hanuman Statue, selfie-point, beautification of lake, world-class Buddhist Theme Park, business centre, and new stadium, said Dr Nitin Raut, Energy Minister of Maharashtra and Guardian Minister of district. Ashok Mokha, noted architect, made a presentation in this regard at Urja Guest House here on Saturday.
Dr Raut; Chandrashekhar Bawankule, former Energy Minister; Rajendra Mulak, former Minister of State for Energy; Dr Sanjeev Kumar, Divisional Commissioner; Ravindra Thakare, District Collector; Tukaram Mundhe, Municipal Commissioner; Vijay Shankar Sharma, Director of Raman Science Centre were present on the occasion. Dinesh Waghmare, Principal Secretary (Energy); Shaila A, Chairman and Managing Director of Mahagenco; Subhash Dumre, Director of MahaUrja; Suryakant Kulkarni of Nehru Science Centre; Ashok Jogade of Effort Planetarium; Ravi Bankar also joined in through video-conferencing from Mumbai.
Energy Education Park was proposed at Koradi in the State Budget by Ajit Pawar, Finance Minister, earlier this year. It will educate students about various aspects of energy, green energy, solar power system, various modes of power generation, biomass live models, solar charging stations etc. A tall Hanuman Statue also will be erected to add to the tourist attraction. A world-class Buddhist Theme Park is proposed at Futala. Other projects include new stadium in place of Yeshwant Stadium. It will help in increasing gross domestic product as well as per capita income, Dr Raut said. Anant Deotare, Chief Engineer of Mahagenco; Sunil Gujjalwar, Chief Engineer of Nagpur Improvement Trust; Rajiv Elkawar of Maha Metro; Anil Nagrare, Ramakant Meshram, and Anil Khaparde were present on the occasion.