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Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport Tourism & Culture visits Goa

The department related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture headed by the Chairman Shri Derek O'Brien, along with 13 members from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha with 4 officials visited Goa on 12th and 13th November 2017 and held discussions. Mormugao Port Trust was the Nodal Agency and the other participating organizations were (i) State Govt. of Goa ii) Archeological Survey of India iii) Ministry of Tourism iv) Goa Tourism v) NHAI     vi) State PWD vii) Indian Navy viii) Airports Authority of India and New Mangalore Port Trust, says a release.

On the first day discussions were held with the representatives of Govt. of Goa, Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highway, NHAI and State PWD on issues related to development of National highways and Road safety in the State of Goa.  Discussion was held with the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation, Airports Authority of India (AAI), Ministry of Defence, Indian Navy and State Govt. of Goa on the Enhancement of landing time slots for international and domestic flights. Discussions were also held with the Officials of ArcheologicalSurvey of India, representatives of Travel, Tours, Transport  and Hoteliers Association of the State, Union Ministry of Tourism and Govt. of Goa on the Development of Tourism in Goa. Discussions were also held with the representatives of Union Ministry of Shipping, Union Ministry of Tourism, State Govt. of Goa on Development of Cruise Tourism.

On the second day a meeting was held with the representatives of Union Ministry of Shipping, MormugaoPort Trust and New Mangalore Port Trust and also with the representatives of Employees' Unions and Port Users on the subject of Modernizations of Port Infrastructure.

The two days meeting completed successfully and Chairman of the Committee placed on record his appreciation to MPT for coordinating the committee meeting successfully in Goa.


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