Kapil Mishra, the Delhi minister for tourism and art, culture & languages will inaugurate three different initiatives on the occasion of world tourism day, which is on 27 September (Sunday). The three initiatives are:
- Cycling tour of 7 kilometers covering Mehruali Archeological Complex. It is scheduled to begin at 6.30 am in the morning at Qutub Tiffin Restaurant, near Qutub Minar.
- Free-WiFi Inauguration at INA Dilli Haat. It is scheduled to begin at 4 pm in the afternoon.
- Food Festival organized by Delhi Institute of Hotel Management in association with Delhi Tourism. The festival is scheduled to be held at 5 pm.
A pleasant surprise will await tourists at the airport, where they will be accorded a ceremonial Indian welcome, replete with garlands and tilaks.
On this, Kapil Mishra said, “It would be a great opportunity to send a message to the international community that Delhi welcomes those visiting the city.”
In context to the activities, a statement issued by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation reads, “The day will be marked with the inauguration of a 7-km long cycle tour covering Mehrauli Heritage Zone by Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra. The tour will offer an opportunity to discover the facets of Delhi’s Heritage on cycles.”
It added, “We will also be launching wi-fi services at Dilli Haat in INA. Vodafone has been chosen as the preferred partner by DTTDC to deploy world-class carrier grade, and secure wi-fi services at this location to enhance the overall experience of the visitors for them to stay digitally connected on the go through high-speed internet access.”
Since 1980, the World tourism day has been celebrated across the world on 27 September with a different theme each year. This year’s theme is ‘One Billion Tourists – One Billion Opportunities’.
Delhi Tourism has also planned special complimentary sight-seeing tours for the visually impaired and differently-abled students. The entry at all three Dilli Haats and Garden of Five Senses will be free on Sunday.