GTA to construct 35-bed guest house in Kurseong

GTA executive member Anit Thapa
The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) is all set to construct a 35-bed guest house in Kurseong for tourists and local people alike.
According to GTA executive member Anit Thapa, the building that will also have an auditorium, a swimming pool, conference hall and badminton court, will be built near the Tourist Lodge above Montiviet ground at a cost of over Rs 20 crore.
Mr Thapa added that funds for the project have already been released by the GTA, and that the plan will kick start soon after the Pujas.
“The set-up will not only cater to the tourists, but local people too,” Mr Thapa said. According to him, the GTA also plans to turn the present Montiviet ground into a mini-stadium. People have been complaining of a lack of a good guest house in Kurseong, unlike in Darjeeling town and Kalimpong.
Mr Thapa said that several other development projects have also been planned by the GTA, especially targeting Kurseong
region. Though Kurseong has the potential of becoming a tourist hotspot, the area has so far been neglected, local people say.
It may be mentioned that a number of projects have been taken up by the GTA to boost tourism in the Kurseong area.
A good example of the projects is the cable-car (ropeway) service between Giddha Pahar and Rohini,m the construction of which is underway.(sns)

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