Shimla: Himachal Pradesh finally appears to be heading towards highway tourism with a private company showing interest in building a food & craft center on the Kalka-Shimla National Highway.
A spokesperson of the tourism department said here today that M/S Destination Limited has made a proposal for setting up of a Himachal Food & Craft Center on Kalka-Shimla National Highway near Destination Hotel. He said that a meeting of the tourism department was held here today under the chairmanship of principal secretary, tourism, Manisha Nanda. Representatives of M/S Destination Ltd. also participated in the meeting. It was decided that a food court, handicraft & handloom center, amphitheatre, shopping bazar and public amenities would be provided in the proposed Food & Craft Center. The Center will display and promote the rich Himachali culture and handloom and also agri-horti products.
The Spokesperson said that this Center would be the first of its kind in the state and efforts were being made to open more such Centers in other parts of the state.