Thursday, February 18, 2021

Mandi gets two Paragliding sites

Shimla: The travellers and tourists will be able to experience the adrenaline rush of paragliding in Mandi district as the state government has decided to notify Prasher lake and Sapeenidhar as new paragliding sites. 
 Giving this information, Deputy Director of Tourism and Civil Aviation Department, Mandi, Pankaj Sharma said that Parashar and Sapanedhar have become the first notified paragliding destinations of Mandi district. He said the Technical Committee of Tourism Department visited Parashar of Drang Assembly constituency and Sapenidhar of Siraj Assembly constituency and inspected the paragliding sites.
The committee recommended commercial paragliding activities here, citing both sites as suitable for the same. Commercial tandum flights have been allowed at these sites. Pilots registered with the Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation will be able to start operation here now, added Mr Sharma. He said the Tourism department has trained many youth of the area for paragliding and they will be benefited in a big way by starting paragliding activities. 
The area has potential for adventure tourism and sports activities. Right efforts and encouragement can develop these places on lines of 'Bir-Billing' in the days to come. At the same time, Deputy Commissioner Rigveda Thakur said the commencement of commercial paragliding activities in the district will boost tourism further. Also, new employment opportunities will be created for the local youth. 
 17/02/21 UNI
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