Golden Chariot to extend to other states

Under the new route plan, the luxury train that was started on the lines of 'Palace on Wheels',  will leave from Bangalore and run through Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Puduchery, Kanyakumari, Thiruvananthapuram, Alapuzzha, Kochi and Mysore before returning here.  Other southern states and Union Territory of Puduchery are enthusiastic about the proposal. However, the itinerary and the fares had not been worked out.

Reddy was briefing media persons after the inter-State regional conference of tourism ministers of Southern States and union territory administration here on Saturday.

The Minister added that a special Rs 81-crore tourism package will be prepared for Hampi. There was a proposal to ply only battery-operated cars for tourists visiting historic sites around Hampi. From January 22 to February 1, when Hampi festival and function to commemorate 500 years coronation of Krishnadevaraya would be held, a private airliner will operate flights to Bellary from Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai.

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