Nagpur: The city is set to be branded as the ‘Tiger Capital’ for foreign delegates visiting Nagpur in the month of March for the prestigious G20 meeting.
With India taking over the presidency of the G20 for one year, PM Narendra has also recently said that the visiting foreign delegates are the “tourists of the future” and urged citizens to show “the world the distinctive colors of culture”.
In Nagpur too, the authorities have planned a budget of around Rs 30 crore for the beautification and branding of the city with the most special focus on tiger tourism.
While divisional commissioner Vijayalakshmi Prasana-Bidari is also overall in charge of the Nagpur leg of the G20, Municipal Commissioner Radhakrishnan B will handle the branding part, and District Collector Dr. Vipin Itankar will oversee the protocol.
Authorities are trying to carve out time for wildlife safaris
Radhakrishnan also said, “It is a great opportunity for us to get more than 140 foreign delegates to visit Nagpur. While the initial budget is around ₹30 crore, we may increase it as well.”
The delegates will be in Nagpur on the 21st and 22nd of March. They will be staying at Le Meredien and Hotel Raddisson Blu. The immediate beautification and branding plan also includes the route that leads from the airport to the two hotels.
For the ‘Tiger Capital’ branding, the authorities are trying to carve out time for wildlife safaris, apart from providing information about the very big cats in the area. Radhakrishnan also said, “It all depends on their final schedule, but we would love to include Jungle Safari in Pench as well.” Because logically it would be the most preferred option.”