Monday, July 4, 2022

Border Roads Organisation cafes to give tourists a travel treat in the remote areas of the Himalayas

The cafes are intended to provide basic amenities and comfort to the tourists and boost economic activities in border areas, besides generating employment for the locals.

To improve facilities for tourists travelling to remote areas in the Himalayas, particularly in Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved the setting up of wayside amenities at 75 locations in 12 states and union territories on different sections of roads that are with the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), a report in The Tribune, Chandigarh, says.

The scheme provides for wayside amenities in public-private partnership arrangement, on licence basis, to design, build and operate the facility as per the BRO guidelines, the MoD said. These wayside amenities will be branded as “BRO cafes”.

The Ministry of Defence has approved setting up of these wayside amenities at 75 locations in 12 states. The cafes are intended to provide basic amenities and comfort to the tourists and boost economic activities in border areas

Amenities like parking for two and four wheelers, food plaza/ restaurant, separate restrooms for men, women and differently abled, first-aid facilities and medical rooms etc are proposed to be provided.

The Ministry of Defence has approved setting up of these wayside amenities at 75 locations in 12 states. The cafes are intended to provide basic amenities and comfort to the tourists and boost economic activities in border areas

The cafes are intended to provide basic amenities and comfort to the tourists and boost economic activities in border areas, besides generating employment for the locals.

Among the 75 locations, eastern Ladakh will get the maximum number of cafes . There will seven cafes in HP at Sissu, Manali, Kharo and Sumdo, besides three along the highway where there is no population.

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