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Rajasthan Govt. to Merge RHC and RTDC

The Rajasthan Hotel Corporation (RHC) and Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC), both public sector undertakings of the Rajasthan government, will soon be merged in one body.

The government believes that the two corporation be merged for better prospects. Thus, it has appointed a joint chairman for both the corporations, for the first time.

The government has also decided to spend Rs 4 crore to promote and upgrade the hotels and motels operating under the two corporations. There are 10 such hotels and motels in the state including Gangaur of Jaipur, Sariska of Alwar and Mumal of Jaisalmer. The government will form a panel of specialised architects to oversee the renovations and redesigning of these properties.

The government has also decided to decentralise its control over all these properties. Arora feels that in order to compete with private hotels, there is an urgent need to provide more facilities and amenities to retain guests. The staff should also be given training to absorb the latest technology and new trends. Chief minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, has also appointed a high profile tourist advisory board in the state, which will advise the government on tourist promotions. Such initiatives are being taken for the first time in the state and it is hoped will boost tourism in Rajasthan.

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