Rs 100 cr each for tourism in Varanasi, Ayodhya, zero for pandemic-hit tourism industry in Agra | Agra News

Agra: The UP government’s decision to allocate Rs 100 crore each for the development and beautification of tourism facilities in Ayodhya and Varanasi and “ignoring” the Taj city — hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic — has left professionals and gig workers dejected.
“We were expecting some relief in the budget, but it seems the city of Taj has lost importance for the present regime,” said Tourism Guild of Agra vice-president Rajiv Saxena, adding that everyone in the tourism industry is “shocked and shattered”. “It’s unbelievable that the government has ignored tourism in Agra, which is often called as the tourism capital of India,” said Saxena accusing the BJP government of ignoring the city ever since it came to…

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