About five lakh jobs will be created over the next decade thanks to the ‘Nadabet Indo-Pak Border’ tourism project in Banaskantha, which was inaugurated by Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Gujarat on 10 April 2022.
Not only will this pilot tourism project give a boost to border security, but it will also help the common man understand and connect with the BSF personnel, and respect their work.
The Seema Darshan Project is to be developed on the lines of the Wagah-Attari border, but minus the military drill. It offers more than 20 eating outlets, a guest house, changing rooms, an auditorium with a capacity to accommodate 500 people, as well as decorative lighting system among other facilities.
In addition to promoting tourism and related employment, the project will also keep migration of people from the villages near the border in check.
Nadabet is the first border-viewing point in the state of Gujarat. While souvenir shops, visitors’ gallery, photo gallery, weapon, tanks, shops and restaurants are already being set up to draw tourists, work will soon begin on the museum and laser show.
The project aims to ensure that a minimum of 30 per cent of the electricity consumed comes from solar panels.
The Adventure Arena that has been created is an activity zone offering tourists a chance to enjoy zip-lining, shooting, crossbow, paintball and rocket ejector among other means of entertainment and sport.