Nandi Hills resort earns Rs 2 crore in one year

Result of online and transparent entry, parking fee system

Nandi Hills resort earns  Rs 2 crore in one year

The Horticulture Department has earned a revenue of Rs 2.06 crore through entry and parking fee at Nandi Hill Resort in just one year.

The department has also implemented new systems, like easy electronic ticketing arrangement and CCTV camera coverage, to attract visitors and these have yielded good results, accodring to officials. 

The revenue from entry fee collection between April 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015 stands at Rs 1.86 crore and the income from online room reservation is Rs 13.16 lakh in the same period. The income from other sources is Rs six lakh and in all, the yearly income turns out to be Rs 2.06 crore.

The entry fee to the hill station was increased to Rs 10 from Rs 5 during the months of October, January and May in 2013. Every day, 90 per cent of the total number of visitors come in their own vehicles and the rest come without vehicles.

Among those who come by making their own vehicle arrangements, about 45 per cent come in two-wheelers, 40 per cent in cars, five percent each in tempo or minibus and autorickshaws.

During holidays, 70 per cent of the visitors come in cars and the rest in two-wheelers, autorickshaws and minibuses, the department officials said.

Proposal for tender value
Special officer of the resort S Ravichandra said the estimated tender value for entry and parking fee can be fixed at Rs 1.57 crore as the number of visitors is increasing every year by five to ten per cent.

A proposal has been submitted to the director of the Horticulture Department in this regard and it has been approved, he added.

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