Chief Minister inaugurated MTDC’s Infosys Tourism Pavilion

First of its kind project initiated by any state government in India!

Hon. Chief Minister Shri. Devendra Fadnavis, Government of Maharashtra on May 29, 2016 inaugurated India’s first of its kind project, MTDC’s Infosys Tourism Pavilion at Infosys, Hinjewadi to provide the employees of India’s leading IT company, Infosys, the best tourism facilities under the banner of the reputed tourism board of the country, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation.

The occasion was graced with the presence of Shri Girish Bapat,  Hon. Guardian Minister, Pune; Smt. Valsa Nair Singh, IAS, Principal Secretary, Tourism & Cultural Affairs, Government of Maharashtra; Shri. Paraag Jaiin Nainuttia, IAS, Managing Director, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation; Shri. Satish Soni, Joint Managing Director, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation; Shri Ramdas Kamat, Executive Vice President and the Head of Infrastructure, Facilities, Administration, Security, and Sustainability at Infosys and Shri. Pravin Kulkarni, Vice President, Infosys.

Smt. Valsa Nair Singh, IAS, Principal Secretary, Tourism & Cultural Affairs, Government of Maharashtra highlighting the initiative, commented, “We are grateful to Infosys for inviting MTDC to set up a Tourism Pavilion in the Infosys campus Phase II Food court 3, in a space of 1,250 square feet. Over 40,000 IT employees work in this campus and this pavilion will provide various tourism related services under the banner of MTDC, to them on a concessional basis. We plan to provide one-two day short tours on every weekend, special heritage tours, souvenir shop, air tickets, train tickets, passport and visa facilities, adventure tours, all kinds of travel kits, a travel lounge area, unique selfie point and an experience to wear various Maharashtrian traditional costumes. With our leading tourism partners we can provide bookings for amusement parks, hot air balloon rides,  MTDC’s Asia’s first scuba diving institute (PADI), jungle safaris, the luxury heritage train Deccan Odyssey, Helicopter rides in Mumbai and the opportunity to experience colorful festivals like Ganpati, Gokulashtami, Holi, Wari and many more as per their special destinations.”

Shri. Paraag Jaiin Nainuttia, IAS, Managing Director, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation highlighted “The average age of Infosys employees is around 25 and have good spending capacity. Sixty percent of employ strength are not from the state of Maharashtra. We found an opportunity to introduce those to one of the great states of our country. Our aim is to provide them the best tourism facilities. MTDC has already invested around 25 lac INR to set up the infrastructure for Tourism Pavilion.”

Shri. Satish Soni, Joint Managing Director, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation, commented “Leading brands in tourism industry like Adlabs Entertainment, Oyo Rooms, Lavasa Corporation Ltd. (Lavasa The Tourism City), State Bank Of India, Xlimitz Ltd. and Supreme Holidays have partnered us to help us provide all tourism related services at this Tourism pavilion.”

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