The Northeast Frontier Railway observed the ‘World Tourism Day’ on 27thSeptember, 2021 with great enthusiasm to highlight the significance of tourism for development. N. F. Railway conducted discussion with several agencies related to tourism sector and explained them about initiatives being taken by N. F. Railway to promote tourism and boost local economy. Various activities like performance of folk dance, distribution of pamphlets among passengers were also done to raise awareness on the importance of tourism.
During observance of ‘World Tourism Day’, a programme was organised at the Raja Bhatkhawa station premises jointly with Tourism department of Govt. of West Bengal, where local folk dance troop performed dance and songs. Local organisations related to tourism industry were also participated in the said function.
In the run up to ‘World Tourism Day’, a meeting with tour operators/travel agencies of Tinsukia and Dibrugarh were carried out to gather inputs and to find out synergies to provide end to end service to tourist/leisure travelers of the proposed Vistadome coach services between New Tinsukia and Naharlagun. They were briefed about the cost benefit from tourism point of view. It may be noted that contract of Bogibeel Eco Tourism Enterprise was extended for aperiod of one year to promote Bogibeel as a tourist hub which will in turn promote tourism in the upper Assam region.
The ‘World Tourism Day’ was also observed at DHR (Darjeeling Himalayan Railway) section by N. F. Railway in a befitting manner. Sweets along with pamphlets on DHR were distributed among passengers of the Joyride Trains at Darjeeling. Media persons were explained about initiatives being taken by N. F. Railway to promote tourism in this region.
It can be mentioned here that N. F. Railway has recently introduced Vistadome Tourist special trains services in order to promote tourism and cultural heritage of the Northeast and North Bengal areas.