The 11th annual convention of the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI), held in Shivpuri,
Rishikesh, last week, has recommended that there should be a check on capacity and a minimum gap of 200 meters maintained between two resorts.
As the area comes under eco-tourism zone, loud music should be banned in the Shivpuri area, while environment and safety audit of the destination was also recommended. The convention reiterated the demand for single window clearance for permits for angling, trekking and climbing, as well as long chasis vehicles in the Kaudiyal area must be allowed to help maintain high quality and check pollution.
Throwing light on the accessibility, the convention looked at the possibility of developing a six-lane road between Muzzafarpur and Rishikesh. The six-lane road will help ease road congestion, while trains must stop at Raiwala station to ease passenger traffic at at Hardiwar station.
The convention also looked at enhancing air connectivity and improvising air strips in the area that can be utilised to promote tourism.