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Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme

PRIME Tourism Vehicle Scheme is a component under the CM-ELEVATE Program launched by the Government of Meghalaya which aims to employ, engage, and empower the youth of Meghalaya by promoting entrepreneurship and by providing easy access to credit through onboarding of various banks as financial partners of the program. To minimize the risks associated with the credit flow, Government is providing front end subsidy in the form of down-payment and backend subsidy in the form of EMI co-payment.

Through this program, the entrepreneurs including individuals, collectives, village organizations, various business entities and traditional institutions etc. will have easy access to various schemes on a single online portal. The program encompasses a number of sectors such as agriculture, horticulture, veterinary and animal husbandry, tourism, entertainment, sports, wellness, and any business venture of economic interest for the people of the state.

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Scheme Details

Meghalaya’s tourism is attributed to its unique natural beauty, magnificent landscapes, pleasant weather, and indigenous culture. Considering that the state is gaining prominence as a favorable tourist destination, the government has identified tourism as one of the major driving sectors of economic growth. The footfalls have grown steadily over the last decade and are once again witnessing a resurgence post the COVID pandemic. In 2019, the tourist footfall in the state was about 12.7 lakhs and is estimated that the annual tourist footfall will cross 15 lakhs by 2024. 

Various government led initiatives in the tourism sector such as ongoing development of infrastructure, enhancing accessibility, and government-led promotional efforts are playing significant role in elevating Meghalaya’s image as tourism as sought-after tourist spot. One such initiative is the “ Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme” which was designed keeping in view to increase footfall of high value tourists in the state by mitigating the gap of lack of options for tourists to travel comfortably. Through the scheme the government has provided financial aid to 47 beneficiaries to buy 8-seater multi utility vehicles along with capacity building training for the operators and drivers at a total investment of 5.96 crores. Under this scheme, 50% of the price of the vehicle, including the total interest charged by the bank on the bank loan, as financial aid in the form of 45% as upfront capital subsidy and 5% as EMI co-payment operational subsidy, was provided to entrepreneurs.

Apart from the conventional tourism, Meghalaya also has immense potential in adventure tourism which includes activities such as caving, rock climbing, paragliding, zip lining, kayaking, river rafting, trekking etc. Over the years the state has become a preferred destination for activities like caving, rafting, kayaking among the adventure seekers from across the globe. Keeping this in view the state government intends to promote adventure tourism in the state together with conventional tourism. However, based on the discussions with various stakeholders associated with adventure tourism, it was understood that infrastructural gap especially with the transportation of tourists and adventure gears in the last mile is a major barrier to the growth of adventure tourism in Meghalaya. 

Therefore, to promote adventure tourism and to further strengthen the fleet of luxury vehicles in the state, the government has decided to launch of the second phase of the Prime tourism vehicle scheme. Through this scheme, government intends to support the entrepreneurs to buy vehicles from range of choices which includes 8-seater to 17-seater luxury passenger vehicles and vehicles with off roading capability as well as additional support such as capacity building training.

Objectives of the scheme

  • Economic growth of the state:

PRIME tourism vehicle is envisaged to bring economic growth to the state through encouraging youths to engage in economic generation activities in tourism and other sectors which are indirectly connected to tourism such as agriculture, handicrafts, food, and hospitality industry etc. Tourism brings revenue to the state through spendings by tourists on food, accommodation, transportation and buying locally produced products as souvenirs etc.

  • Increase entrepreneurship:

Along with the entrepreneurship being promoted in tourism transportation sector through the scheme, overall development of the sector will encourage small businesses such as restaurants, souvenir shops and entertainment.

  • Increase availability of tourist vehicles in the state

The increase in the number of options for the vehicle will be ensured through introduction of the scheme.

  • Promote adventure tourism in the state

By providing solutions to infrastructural gap related to transportation of adventure tourists and gears to the remote locations, the scheme is envisaged to promote adventure tourism in the state.

  • Training to the drivers

To provide tourists with well-trained and well-equipped drivers who can also act as their tourist guide

  • Create livelihood opportunities .

Boosting tourism in the state will create jobs in variety of sectors such as hospitality, transportation, restaurants, and entertainment. This can reduce unemployment and stimulate local economics.

Vehicle models offered under the scheme :

Based on the various requirements in the tourism sector, the following types of vehicles have been offered for the entrepreneurs to buy.

  • The entrepreneurs can opt for any vehicle from the list based on their need. 
  • However, justifications for the same needed to be provided in the application form. 
  • Additionally, the evaluation committee may also guide the entrepreneurs to buy a vehicle from a different category based on the evaluation of the requirements with respect to the entrepreneur’s location

Disclaimer:

  • Ex-showroom prices may vary based on the decisions of the manufacturers
  • Ex-showroom prices do not include other components of on-road cost of the vehicle such as registration, insurance etc.

Eligibility

Individual applicants

  • Individuals who are permanent residents of Meghalaya are eligible for the scheme.
  • Must be above 18 years of age and below 58 years of age
  • Must be involved with the tourism sector. Entrepreneurs applying for 4X4 vehicles must be associated with adventure tourism sector
  • Must have experience as a commercial driver
  • Must provide valid government issued ID proof with an address which includes Aadhar Card, Voter ID, Passport, driving license.
  • Entrepreneurs shall not be credit defaulters from any bank
  • state and central Government employees
  • employees of public sector undertakings, subsidiaries of public sector undertakings and divisions of public sector undertakings etc.
  • any individual whose job is concerned with politics such MLAs, MLCs, MPs etc. or seeking to hold a similar position in government
  • registered class-1 contractor
  • consultants who are currently engaged with state or central government

 3.Only one member from a family is eligible for the scheme.

Registered entities All recognized and registered tour operators, tourism societies etc. based on Meghalaya can apply.

Eligibility conditions:

  • shall have experience in the tourism sector
  • applying for 4X4 vehicles must be associated with adventure tourism sector
  • shall not be a defaulter at any financial institution
  • Shal not be beneficiary under the first phase of the Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme.
  • Must provide an Incorporation Certificate or a registration certificate whichever is applicable
  • Pressure groups and organizations that are primarily political in nature shall not be ordinarily considered.

Unregistered entities Any unregistered entity such as village organizations, self-help groups, traditional communities etc. based in Meghalaya can apply.

Eligibility conditions

  • Must be involved with the tourism sector. A certification from the Block Development Officer (BDO) is needed to support the claim.
  • Shall not be a defaulter at any financial institution
  • Shall not be a beneficiary under the first phase of the Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme

Submission requirements as proof of eligibility:

As proof of eligibility, the entrepreneurs are required to provide proof of their eligibility for the scheme by submitting the required documents mentioned below.

Implementation Agencies

  • Tourism Department, Government of Meghalaya is the implementation agency for the scheme. 
  • State Level : Directorate of Tourism, Government of Meghalaya
  • Nodal officers at district level : At district level, tourist officers will be the nodal officers.

Vehicle Purchasing Procedure

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Application Process

Entrepreneurs are required to complete the application process and submit all the required documents through the online CM-ELEVATE Program Portal.

Financing Plan

Summary of the financing plan.

Financing Partners: 

Entrepreneurs can choose to go with any of the mentioned bank as per their convenience.

  • Meghalaya Rural Bank (MRB)
  • The Meghalaya Co-Operative Apex Bank Ltd (MCAB)
  • State Bank of India (SBI)
  • Northeast Small Finance Bank
  • The Shillong Co-operative Urban Bank Ltd.

Credit details:

Quantum and Nature of Financial Assistance: 

Down payment/Margin money support: 

Total down payment will be 50% of the on-road price of the vehicle. Out of which,

  • 5% of the on-road price of the vehicle is to be paid by the entrepreneur to the bank
  • 45% of the on-road price of the vehicle will be paid by the Government of Meghalaya to the bank.  

EMI support:

To reduce the burden of the operational cost on the entrepreneur in the first one year of business, Government of Meghalaya will support the entrepreneur by paying 5% of the on-road price of the vehicle distributed equally over a period of twelve months.

Additional support:

  • The vehicles will be installed with GPS devices with 5 years of warranty. The cost of the GPS device will be borne by the government for one time only.
  • The branding cost of the vehicle will be borne by the government for the first time only.

Maximum support to be provided from the government:

  • Maximum support from the government will be 50% on the on-road cost of vehicle models mentioned in the list above
  • Any increase in the price of the vehicle within the implementation period of the scheme will be borne by the entrepreneur unless notified otherwise
  • Cost of the accessories are to be borne by the entrepreneurs themselves

Cost associated with the vehicle permit are to be borne by the entrepreneurs themselves.

Illustration to understand the payment terms

Let’s consider the example to understand the various financial components of vehicle procurement.

Disclaimer: 

  • The price of the vehicle is subjected to change from time to time based on ex-showroom price of the vehicle by the manufacturer, registration cost, insurance etc.
  • Annual interest rate may differ at the time of sanction of the loan and prevailing rate of the bank will be applicable.

The tables below show the details of shared costs between GoM and entrepreneur on buying a vehicle.

EMI payment:

Disbursement of finances:

Disbursement of subsidy by the government

  • Margin money/upfront support from the department will be credited to the bank in favour of the entrepreneur within 15 days of receival of request from the bank
  • EMI support will be credited to the banks directly by the Tourism Department. However, EMI support will be provided only after the assessment of the following criteria
  • Whether the vehicle is being used for the tourism purposes
  • Vehicle owner must submit the total number of trips done by the vehicle including the destinations visited, duration of the trip, customer details every month to the Directorate of Tourism
  • Vehicle is found to be in good condition as per the certificate of inspection by the government representative
  • Entrepreneur is abiding the terms and conditions defined by the government as laid down in the tripartite contract signed at the time of sanctioning of the loan as defined.

Completion of loan process by the bank

  • Banks are required to complete the loan process within the specified period defined by the department upon contract with the banks.
  • In case the entrepreneurs fail to pay their contribution of defined upfront amount (5% of the project cost) within the specified time after the announcement of the results, the allotment will be passed on to the next entrepreneurs in the waiting list.

Remittance of the vehicle amount to the dealers

Banks will remit 100% of the sanctioned vehicle amount to the dealers.

Application assessment

Applications will be shortlisted based on the verification of all required documents mentioned above.

  • The verification and scrutinization of the applications will be done by a State Level Screening Committee (SLSC) headed by Director of Tourism, Government of Meghalaya. The partnered banks’ representative will be part of the committee.
  • The Tourism Department will issue notification on the formation of the committee when required. 
  • The applicants will be appraised in the first phase of the evaluation on the following two criteria,
  • Whether their applications are conforming to the scheme’s eligibility
  • Whether they are eligible for a loan as per bank requirements (CBIL Score)

Interview assessment

After completion of the application assessment, the selected entrepreneurs may be called for interviews.

Final evaluation

Entrepreneur’s final assessment will be done based on the following criteria

  • The entrepreneurs’ ability to communicate in English, Hindi, and local language
  • Interpersonal skills of the entrepreneurs
  • Interest/experience on the tourism sector/adventure tourism sector
  • Entrepreneurs ability handle emergency situations
  • Their understanding of basic road safety rules as a driver
  • Entrepreneurs’ sincerity, expertise, and knowledge on the tourism sector such as tourist footfall, popular attractions, and availability of basic amenities.
  • Eligible credit score of the entrepreneurs to get loan from the partnered banks
  • Entrepreneurs’ business acumen and their willingness to repay the loan on time
  • Entrepreneurs’ willingness to attend trainings, knowledge sessions and capacity building programs to be provided by the department
  • Current occupations of the entrepreneurs and their immediate family members

Mandatory training

  • Selected individuals must undergo through a mandatory training ‘Meghalaya Tourist Operator Training Program (MTOTP)’ conducted by a training agency identified by the Tourism Department, Government of Meghalaya.
  • Applicants will be required to score the minimum marks in the test conducted by the agency under supervision of Tourism Department, Government of Meghalaya to receive the Certificate of Completion of the MTOTP
  • MTOTP will primarily cover the following areas
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of various tourist attractions in the state
  • Basic geographical knowledge of the state
  • Basic knowledge about various cultures and traditions of the state
  • Ability to perform basic first aid in case of emergency
  • Basic rules of road safety
  • Basic maintenance of the vehicle

The selected entrepreneurs will receive a certificate of completion for the MTOTP

  • Tourism Department, Government of Meghalaya is the implementation agency for the scheme

Economic Benefits

 8-seater MPV

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4X4 vehicle

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PRIME Tourism Vehicle Scheme is a credit linked scheme launched by Tourism Department under which financial aid of 50% on the cost of the vehicle is provided to the entrepreneurs to buy passenger vehicles, minibuses, and pickup trucks along with additional support in terms of trainings to the tourist drivers. The scheme is intended to increase the comfortable transport options of tourists, increase flow of tourists and enable adventure tour operators to transport adventure gears. 

PRIME Tourism  Vehicle Scheme is one of the 15 other bank linked schemes being launched under the CM ELEVATE programs.

Tourism Department is implementing the scheme at state level.

All recognized and registered tourism operator, tourism societies with Tourism Department, Government of Meghalaya. 

Any unregistered entity such as village organizations, self-help groups, traditional communities etc.  based in Meghalaya who are not registered with the Tourism Department, Government of Meghalaya. 

No age limit for the entrepreneurs.

There is no application fee.

Currently the last date of application for the first phase of the scheme is 31 st of October 2023.

Entrepreneurs could contact the helpline team through a call or email for any queries related to application process. 

Entrepreneurs can also contact the Tourist Officers of the respective districts for any clarifications.

The application process will be processed and evaluated through a state level committee. The formation of the committee will be notified by the implementing agency from time to time.

You can send your grievance to the helpline number.

No changes will be applicable after submission. It is advisable that the applicants read and answer each question carefully and all changes should be made before submitting the application.

The scheme is offering 50% financial aid on the on-road cost of th vehicle in the form of 45% as upfront support and reaming 5% as EMI co-payment for twelve months. 

You can receive 50% of the on-road cost of the vehicles which are listed under the scheme.

You can choose any of the partnered banks under the scheme based on your convenience and ease. The banks which are currently part of the scheme are Meghalaya Rural Bank (MRB), State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC Bank and Northeast Small Finance Bank.

The repayment period with 5 years inclusive of 3 months of moratorium period. 

Interest rates may vary depending on the bank you choose for credit support. You should inquire with the selected bank for specific interest rate details.

No, currently there are no pre-closure penalties for the loan.

The subsidy is disbursed to the entrepreneurs through financing partners under the scheme.

Trainings may be provided and the same will be notified by the Implementing Agency from time to time.

Yes, training provided by the Implementing Agency will be mandatory. 

Training locations will be notified by the Implementing Agency from time to time.

No, there is no fee associated with trainings provided by the implanting agency.

Duration of the trainings will be notified by the Implementing Agency from time to time.

You are requested to contact PRIME Hub or District Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Officer to inform about any challenges being faced at any stage of the project for any guidance and requirements.

Eligibility:

  • Individuals from Meghalaya
  • Any registered entities from Meghalaya such as tour operators/travel agents/tourist transport operators etc. registered as well as recognized with Department of Tourism, Government of Meghalaya.
  • Any unregistered entity such as village organizations, self-help groups, and any other traditional institutions etc.  involved with tourism sector and  based in Meghalaya can apply.

Non-permanent residents of Meghalaya are not eligible to apply.

Additionally, applications from following shall not be ordinarily considered.

  • Pressure groups  and organizations that are primarily political in nature
  • Government employees (currently employed or retired and drawing pension) and their dependents.
  • Only permanent residents of Meghalaya are eligible for the scheme
  • Individuals must be above 18 years of age and below 58 years of age
  • Recognized and registered tourism operator, tourism societies with Tourism Department, Government of Meghalaya
  • Registered entities must provide an Incorporation Certificate or a registration certificate whichever is applicable
  • Any unregistered entity such as village organizations, self-help groups and any other traditional institutions based in Meghalaya
  • Must be involved with the tourism sector
  • Must provide a photo of the parking space for the vehicle
  • Must have a driver with a valid commercial driving license
  • Must provide valid government ID proof with an address such as Aadhar Card, Voter ID, Passport etc.
  • Shall be eligible for loan and shall not be a credit defaulter from any bank.
  • Should not be a beneficiary under the first phase of the Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme.
  • A valid photo identity with address which includes Aadhar Card, Voter ID, Passport and driving license. 
  • A letter of certification needs to be provided from the Block Development Officer (BDO) to support the claim for involvement in tourism sector
  • Pan card (Optional)
  • Latest bank statement of 1 year (Optional)
  • Trade license wherever (Optional)
  • GST certificate and proof of return (Optional)
  • Any other document as specified by the department and financing bank.

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Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma launches prime tourism vehicle scheme to enhance travel experience

Under the scheme, 16 innova crysta vehicles have been rolled out, offering luxurious and comfortable transportation for tourists exploring the picturesque landscapes of meghalaya..

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma launches prime tourism vehicle scheme to enhance travel experience

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Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma launched the Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme on June 30. The scheme aims to provide high-quality mobility solutions to tour operators and individuals, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable tourism experience in the state.

Under the scheme, 16 Innova Crysta vehicles have been rolled out, offering luxurious and comfortable transportation for tourists exploring the picturesque landscapes of Meghalaya. The introduction of these vehicles is expected to enrich the overall tourism experience and contribute to the growth of the sector.

Expressing his enthusiasm for the scheme, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma took to Twitter, stating, "In our continuous endeavor to promote tourism, I am pleased to launch the tourism vehicle for tour operators and individuals. As part of the scheme, we have rolled out 16 Innova Crysta today. The luxury vehicles will provide high-quality mobility and will enhance the overall experience of the tourists."

The Tourism Department shortlisted 50 individuals and groups from over 600 applicants who had applied for the scheme. To encourage participation, the government is offering a 50 percent subsidy under the Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme, including loan repayment for the next two years.

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma highlighted the government's commitment to promoting tourism and fostering a conducive ecosystem for the sector. He stated, "As a government, we have rolled out various schemes to promote tourism, and providing luxury vehicles to individuals and groups will only add to creating a better ecosystem for the tourism sector."

Looking towards the future, CM Sangma outlined the long-term vision for the scheme, stating, "We will be giving a total of 50 vehicles in this financial year, minimum. Depending on the response and utility, we intend to continue this program every year. By doing so for the next five years, we expect to have a minimum of 250 vehicles. However, our decision will be based on market demand, vehicle utility, and the response we receive. We may even increase it to 500 vehicles in the next five years."

CM Sangma also emphasized the government's commitment to bridging gaps in various sectors, drawing a parallel to the agricultural sector where subsidized Mahindra Pick-ups were provided to farmers and associations. Recognizing the financial viability and job creation potential in the tourism sector, he expressed openness to exploring similar opportunities in other sectors based on market demand and identified gaps.

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Meghalaya Launches Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme to Enhance Travel Experience

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma introduces the Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme, offering luxury Innova Crysta vehicles to tour operators and individuals.

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Shillong, July 01: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma launched the Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme on June 30, aiming to provide high-quality mobility solutions to tour operators and individuals, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable tourism experience in the state.

Under the scheme, 16 Innova Crysta vehicles have been rolled out, offering luxurious and comfortable transportation for tourists exploring Meghalaya’s picturesque landscapes. The introduction of these vehicles is expected to enrich the overall tourism experience and contribute to the growth of the sector.

Expressing enthusiasm for the scheme, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma took to Twitter to share the news. The luxury vehicles will provide high-quality mobility and enhance the overall experience of the tourists.

The Tourism Department shortlisted 50 individuals and groups from over 600 applicants who had applied for the scheme. To encourage participation, the government is offering a 50 percent subsidy under the Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme, including loan repayment for the next two years.

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma highlighted the government’s commitment to promoting tourism and fostering a conducive ecosystem for the sector. Providing luxury vehicles to individuals and groups will create a better ecosystem for the tourism sector.

Looking towards the future, CM Sangma outlined the long-term vision for the scheme. A total of 50 vehicles will be provided in this financial year, with plans to continue the program annually. Depending on the response and utility, the government aims to have a minimum of 250 vehicles in the next five years, and potentially even 500 vehicles. The decision will be based on market demand, vehicle utility, and the response received.

CM Sangma also emphasized the government’s commitment to bridging gaps in various sectors. Similar opportunities may be explored in other sectors based on market demand and identified gaps, following the success of initiatives such as providing subsidized vehicles to farmers and associations in the agricultural sector.

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Meghalaya CM Launches New Prime Vehicle Tourism Scheme; Rolls Out 16 New Innovas

Meghalaya CM Launches New Prime Vehicle Tourism Scheme; Rolls Out 16 New Innovas

Meghalaya boasts a lot of tourist spots. The Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad Sangma has launched a scheme in order to boost tourism in the state. The scheme is called Prime Vehicle Tourism Scheme and it aims to make travelling within the state more comfortable and plush. Under this scheme, a total of 16 new Innova Crystas have been rolled out. Travelling in these brand-new vehicles would be very comforting for all those who are touring the state.

Meghalaya CM Launches New Prime Vehicle Tourism Scheme

In our continuous endeavour to promote tourism, I am pleased to launch the tourism vehicle for tour operators and individuals. As part of the scheme, we have rolled out 16 Innova Crysta today. The luxury vehicles will provide high quality mobility and will enhance the overall… pic.twitter.com/RPYYud5pgO — Conrad K Sangma (@SangmaConrad) June 30, 2023

In order to improve tourism, the chief minister has launched the New Prime Vehicle Tourism scheme. Under this scheme, SUVs and electric vehicles will be distributed to tour operators at subsidised rates. This will be done in order to boost furnish the tour operators with the means to provide adequate services to tourists.

On the 30th of June, a total of 16 new Innova Crystas were launched. These vehicles will be given to selected tour operators at a 50 per cent subsidy. As per the CM’s statement, a total of 50 vehicles will be dispensed in the duration of the current financial year.

According to what the Chief Minister has stated, this scheme is being implemented after conducting various studies which showed the need for such programmes. Out of 600 applicants, the department shortlisted 50 who will get to avail of the scheme.

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Will Encourage High-End Tourism

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Given that high-value tourists prefer travelling more comfortably, furnishing local tour operators will equip them to cater to their needs, thus increasing their investment and tourism in the state. The CM has also stated that a minimum of 250 vehicles will be distributed for the purpose over the next five years.

The government is also saying that it is dedicated to providing support and bridging the gaps when it comes to the tourism industry. However, one might wonder what the environmental impact might be of such a scheme. More vehicles will only increase the carbon emissions in the state and ruin its natural beauty.

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Meghalaya launches new Tourism Policy & Prime Tourism Vehicle

Conrad Sangma, the chief minister releases the Meghalaya Tourism Policy 2023 in the state capital on June 30. The Tourism Minister of the state Paul Lyngdoh was also present for the event at the State Convention Centre . 

“The policy broadly has two sections. One is the vision statement core guiding principles and two is the part which deals with the thrust areas.” Said the tourism minister while talking to the media. He also added that the government has already identified 10 thrust areas under this policy. And that this policy will propel the state towards becoming a major tourist destination.  

Conrad Sangma also launched the Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme on Friday. This scheme aims to provide high-quality travel solutions across Meghalaya. It is aimed at supporting tour operators and individuals working in the sector. And a comfortable and seamless travel experience for the tourists. 

He also flagged off 16 Toyota Innova Crysta vehicles under the Prime Tourism Vehicles Scheme. These vehicles are expected to provide comfortable transportation while exploring the state. By enriching the travel experience, the government wants to boost the tourism sector. 

Earlier the tourism department had shortlisted 50 out of 600 applicants for the scheme. The government is offering a 50% subsidy to these people for procuring these vehicles. The Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme also gives a loan repayment time of two years. 

The CM mentioned that his government is committed to promoting tourism and creating a better ecosystem for the entire sector. He added that a minimum of 50 such vehicles will be financed in the current financial year. And based on the response and usability of these vehicles, the scheme will be extended. Also, the government aims to extend the number of such vehicles to 250 at the end of five years. 

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Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma announced that the Meghalaya Government will be launching a new program to induct 200 luxury tourist vehicles where 50 percent subsidy will be provided to entrepreneurs who will be owning and operating these vehicles.

He also said that under the homestay innovative program, individuals are being provided a subsidy of upto 70 percent for constructing homestays costing upto Rs 10 lakh. “We are covering 100 homestays in the current financial year and will be targeting 1,000 homestays for 2022-23 with an allocation amount of Rs 10 crore,” he added. 

The Government will also launch electric buses and e-buggies at the major tourist attractions to enhance the ease of movement of tourists and to promote low-impact tourists, Sangma said. The allocation for the tourism sector is Rs 173 crore for 2022-23, he added.

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He also said that two major ecotourism projects are being implemented at a cost of Rs 1,450 crore and under these projects, tourism infrastructure will be built at around 50 different locations over the next five years.

As part of these projects,  Sangma said that hospitality complexes including high-value accommodation units shall be built at Sohra, East Khasi Hills, Nokrek, West Garo Hills, Mawlyndep, Ri Bhoi, Siju, South Garo Hills, Nongkhnum, West Khasi Hills, Thadlaskein, West Jaintia Hills, and Dalmagre, South West Garo Hills.

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Allocating Rs 120 crore  for the IT sector in 2022-23, which is an increase of 31 percent over the allocation in the current financial year, the Chief Minister said the Shillong Technology Park, built at a cost of Rs 62 crore was inaugurated recently and has created 1,500 jobs directly. The demand for office spaces has already exceeded its capacity. The government will be taking up the second phase of the technology park in 2022-23 and when completed it will create about 4,500 jobs over the next few years.

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To help young people in the state who are unemployed, the Meghalaya State Government has introduced the Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme . The government of Meghalaya launched this program in an effort to increase tourism and give young people jobs. Selected beneficiaries of this program will get financial assistance to buy a car for use in tourism-related activities.

Through this article, we will provide you with all types of information about the Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme 2024 like purpose, Eligibility Criteria, Benefits, Features, important documents, etc. Apart from this, we will share with you the process to apply online for this scheme. To get complete information about this scheme, read this article till the end.

Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme 

The Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme was introduced by the chief minister of Meghalaya to empower young people without jobs by giving them financial support to launch their own travel companies. The government intends to increase employment opportunities for youth and strengthen the state’s tourism industry through this program.

The Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme has been introduced to help employed youth earn a portion of their living. This scheme will give the youth the money they need to buy cars for tourism-related purposes. In doing so, the program hopes to stimulate youth entrepreneurship and the expansion of Meghalaya’s tourism industry.

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Highlights Of Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme 

The highlights of this scheme are as follows:- 

Objectives Of Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme 

The major objective of launching the Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme is to improve care facilities for the state’s wealthy tourists resulting in benefitting the tourism industry by giving visitors a good experience, helping it to grow. Improving care facilities for wealthy tourists will contribute to the state’s economy by attracting more high-spending visitors. 

Another objective of launching the Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme is to generate employment opportunities for the youth in the state. By providing them with financial assistance to purchase vehicles for tourism-related activities, the scheme aims to empower the youth and promote entrepreneurship in the tourism sector. This will also generate some employment opportunities. 

Beneficiary Category

The benefit of this scheme will be provided to those applicants who have possessed or attained the beneficiary category. This scheme is open to unemployed youth who are interested in starting their own tourism business. The scheme aims to benefit individuals who have the drive and passion to contribute to the growth of the tourism industry in Meghalaya.

Beneficiary Limitation 

The Tourism Department picked out 50 people and groups from more than 600 who applied for the scheme. The government wants to encourage people to take part, so they are giving them a 50% discount and will pay back their loan for the next two years. This will be the total no. of beneficiaries who will be able to get the benefits of this scheme. 

Introduction of Innova Crysta Luxury Vehicles 

A new plan in Meghalaya aims to offer better transportation for tourists. They will introduce 16 fancy vehicles called Innova Crysta to improve the tourism experience. The Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma, is excited about the plan and believes these luxury vehicles will provide excellent mobility for both tour operators and individuals.

The age limit that will be applicable to the applicants is as follows:- 

Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme Incentive 

The state government of Meghalaya provides financial assistance for luxury car purchases, covering 90% of the down payment cost. Buyers only need to make a down payment of Rs. 1 lakh. The government offers a 50% subsidy and a two-year loan repayment period. Additionally, through the Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme, the government provides 20% EMI assistance.

Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme Offered Facilities 

The list of offered facilities is as follows:- 

  • GPS Installation
  • Life Jackets
  • First Aid Boxes
  • Training to Boatmen
  • Training to Drivers
  • Life-Saving Skills, etc

Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme Last Date

It is obvious that the applicants will be able to get the registration after applying online under this scheme. For this, they will also need to get to know the last date by which they can get registration. The last date for online form submission has not yet been released by the selection body. Whenever it will get released, we will update you through this article till then you can wait for a moment.

Financial Assistance 

The financial assistance provided under the Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme is subject to the project cost and nature of the tourism business proposed by the applicant. The fellowship amount will be determined based on the viability and potential of the business. So, the applicants will need to read the required terms and conditions. 

Expansion Plans 

CM Sangma said that the growth of the Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme hinges on how tourists respond to it. The plan for this year is to have 50 vehicles, but if people like it, there could be even more. They plan to continue this strategy for five years and aim to register 250 cars. Whether this works or not will depend on what people want and what happens in the future.

Selection Parameters

The applicants will need to attain the below-mentioned selection parameters:- 

  • Impact of proposed tourism business on the local economy
  • Feasibility of business plan
  • Potential for long-term sustainability
  • Creativity and innovation in business model
  • Contribution towards the growth of the tourism sector in Meghalaya

Do’s and Don’ts of Application Submission 

Some do’s and don’ts of application submission are as follows:- 

  • Provide accurate and complete info in the application form.
  • Attach the necessary supporting docs mentioned in the guidelines.
  • Ensure business plans are well-researched and show potential.
  • Avoid false or misleading information.

Terms & Conditions

Some of the important terms and conditions are as follows:- 

  • Funding is exclusively allocated for the purpose of purchasing vehicles related to tourism activities.
  • Beneficiaries are obliged to adhere to and comply with all legal and regulatory requirements pertinent to their tourism business operations.
  • The Meghalaya government reserves the right to closely monitor and evaluate all projects funded under this program.
  • Accurate business records must be maintained by the beneficiaries, and regular reports must be submitted to the concerned authorities as required.
  • Any misuse or improper utilization of the funds provided will lead to legal actions being taken against the defaulting party.

Selection Procedure

The selection procedure for the Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme involves the following steps:-

  • Interested applicants need to submit their applications to the designated authority.
  • The applications will be reviewed, and eligible candidates will be shortlisted based on specific criteria.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified and required to submit additional documents for verification.
  • Final selection will be made based on the eligibility criteria and availability of funds.

Implementation Procedure

Once selected, the implementation procedure for the Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme is as follows:-

  • Selected candidates will be provided with financial assistance to purchase or lease a tourist vehicle.
  • They will need to fulfill all the necessary legal requirements and obtain the required permits and licenses.
  • The vehicle should be registered with the appropriate authorities.
  • Selected candidates will be required to comply with all the rules and regulations related to tourist vehicle operations.

Supervision Body

The Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme is supervised by the designated authority responsible for tourism in the state. They are responsible for overseeing the selection process, implementation, and monitoring the operations of the tourist vehicles.

Key Guidelines

Here are the key guidelines for the Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme:-

  • Applicants must be residents of Meghalaya.
  • They should have a valid driving license.
  • The vehicle should be in good condition and meet the necessary safety standards.
  • Applicants should have a clear understanding of the tourism industry and be committed to providing quality services.
  • Preference may be given to applicants from economically weaker sections.
  • The scheme aims to promote sustainable tourism practices, so preference may also be given to applicants who adopt eco-friendly measures.
  • Applicants should have a viable business plan and demonstrate the potential for generating income from the tourist vehicle.
  • The scheme encourages the participation of women entrepreneurs and individuals from marginalized communities.
  • Selected candidates will be required to attend training programs related to tourism and customer service.
  • Applicants should have a clean track record and not be involved in any criminal activities.

Important Instructions

Here are some important instructions to keep in mind for the Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme:-

  • Applicants should carefully read and understand the eligibility criteria before applying.
  • All required documents should be submitted in the prescribed format.
  • Any false information provided in the application may lead to disqualification.
  • Selected candidates should comply with all the rules and regulations set by the tourism authorities.
  • Financial assistance provided under the scheme is subject to certain terms and conditions.
  • Selected candidates should maintain the vehicle in good condition and ensure regular maintenance.
  • Any violation of the rules may result in the cancellation of the financial assistance and other penalties.
  • Selected candidates should maintain proper records and submit periodic reports as required.
  • Any changes in the ownership or operation of the vehicle should be reported to the authorities.
  • Selected candidates should actively promote responsible tourism practices and contribute to the growth of the tourism industry in Meghalaya.

Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips and tricks for a successful application to the Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme:-

  • Ensure that all the required documents are complete and accurate.
  • Highlight your previous experience or knowledge in the tourism industry.
  • Emphasize your commitment to providing excellent customer service.
  • Include a well-thought-out business plan that demonstrates the potential for success.
  • Showcase any eco-friendly measures or initiatives you plan to implement.
  • Consider partnering with local tourism organizations or businesses to enhance your chances of selection.
  • Attend training programs or workshops related to tourism and hospitality to enhance your skills and knowledge.
  • Seek guidance from professionals or experts in the tourism industry for valuable insights.
  • Be prepared to adapt and innovate in response to changing tourism trends and customer preferences.
  • Stay updated with the latest news and developments in the tourism sector in Meghalaya.

General Points to Remember

Here are some general points to remember for the Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme:-

  • Ensure that you meet all the eligibility criteria before applying.
  • Submit the application within the specified deadline.
  • Keep copies of all the submitted documents for future reference.
  • Follow up with the authorities regarding the status of your application.
  • Stay informed about any updates or changes to the scheme.
  • Network with other participants or beneficiaries of the scheme for mutual support and collaboration.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and perseverance throughout the application process.
  • Take advantage of any resources or support provided by the tourism authorities.
  • Continuously strive to improve your skills and knowledge in the tourism industry.
  • Contribute to the promotion and development of tourism in Meghalaya.

Benefits Of Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme 

The benefits of this scheme are as follows:- 

  • This scheme will provide the required financial assistance to start a tourism business.
  • This will bring empowerment to unemployed youth.
  • There will be a generation of employment opportunities.
  • There will be an increase in tourism activities in Meghalaya.
  • This scheme will develop new tourism products and services.
  • Skill enhancement through practical experience will get raised. 

Features Of Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme 

The features of this scheme are as follows:- 

  • The State Government of Meghalaya has launched the Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme.
  • This scheme has been launched by the Chief Minister of Meghalaya. 
  • The benefit of this scheme will be open to unemployed youth .
  • The main focus will be on entrepreneurship in the tourism sector.
  • The last date to apply online will be updated soon. 
  • There are around 16 Innova Crysta cars that will be allotted for tourists.

Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme Eligibility Criteria 

The applicants will need to attain the below-mentioned points to get an online registration:- 

Car Owners 

  • The applicant must be a resident of Meghalaya. 
  • He or she must be a car owner wanting to undertake a car for the tourism business. 
  • Any visitor traveling within India or from abroad is given registration. 
  • The tourist will need to choose their own car. 

Important Documents

Some of the important documents required to attach to apply online for this scheme are as follows:- 

  • Aadhar Card
  • Residence Certificate
  • Financial Records 
  • Latest Passport Size Photographs 
  • Email ID 

Process To Apply Online Under Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme 

As this scheme has been recently launched no such information has been released with the help of various social networking sites regarding the application procedure to apply online for the Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme nor the official website has been launched. Whenever the application procedure will be launched, we will update you through this article.

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Shillong: Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma unveiled the PRIME Tourism Vehicles on June 30, a new initiative aimed at enhancing the high-value tourism experience in Meghalaya.

The chief minister officially flagged off 16 out of 50 vehicles in the first phase of the program.

The introduction of PRIME Tourism Vehicles comes as a response to the demand from high-value tourists who seek an exclusive experience during their stay and expect high-quality transportation services.

In order to meet the expectations of these discerning travellers, Meghalaya recognised the need for luxury infrastructure and personalized travel options.

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After conducting market research and engaging with stakeholders, including tour operators and the Tourism Department of the Government of Meghalaya, it was concluded that there is a lack of suitable transportation options to cater to the travel needs of high-value tourists.

To address this gap and promote high-value tourism in an entrepreneurial manner, the Tourism Department of Meghalaya has launched the “PRIME Tourism Vehicle” scheme, targeting entrepreneurs, tour operators, and tourism cooperative societies.

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Meghalaya, known for its stunning landscapes, majestic waterfalls, deep gorges, diverse flora and fauna, and pristine water bodies, is a paradise for visitors.

The state also boasts a rich cultural heritage, indigenous customs, and exquisite handicrafts. However, the development of infrastructure is crucial to support and promote tourism, considering the delicate nature of the state’s tourist sites.

During the flag-off ceremony, Chief Minister Sangma expressed his enthusiasm for the initiative, stating, “We are thrilled to launch the PRIME Tourism Vehicles scheme, which represents a significant step forward in unlocking Meghalaya’s tourism potential. By offering luxurious travel options, well-trained drivers, and prioritizing safety, our aim is to curate unforgettable experiences for our esteemed visitors. This initiative not only drives economic growth in the state but also empowers entrepreneurs and skilled drivers, fostering the holistic development of Meghalaya.”

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Boost to Meghalaya tourism, CM Sangma launches 16 luxury tourist vehicles

First Published: 30th June, 2023 19:08 IST

The luxury vehicles will provide high-quality mobility and enhance the overall experience of the tourists while travelling

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Boost to Meghalaya tourism, CM Sangma launches 16 luxury tourist vehicles

Giving a significant boost to the tourism sector of Meghalaya and promoting tourism in the state, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and Tourism Minister Paul Lyngdoh today jointly launched 16 PRIME tourism vehicles for tour operators and individuals.

The Department of Tourism, Meghalaya have rolled out 16 luxury vehicles (Innova Crysta) under the first phase of the Prime Tourism Vehicles project.

The luxury vehicles will provide high-quality mobility and enhance the overall experience of the tourists while travelling.

Speaking at the launch programme, CM Sangma said that transportation in the tourism sector is a huge challenge for Meghalaya, and therefore the state is coming up with an idea to introduce vehicles which has been necessitated by the tourist footfall in the state.

CM Sangma informed that the government is planning to roll out 50 such vehicles during the current financial year, and about 200-250 such vehicles in the next five years.

CM Sangma also said that the Tourism Department have shortlisted 50 individuals and groups from over 600 applicants, who had applied for the scheme.

The government is providing a 50 % subsidy under the scheme, which includes repayment of the loan for the next two years, CM Sangma added.

“As a Government, we have rolled out various schemes to promote tourism and providing luxury vehicles to individuals and groups will only add to creating a better ecosystem for the tourism sector,” CM Sangma tweeted.

In our continuous endeavour to promote tourism, I am pleased to launch the tourism vehicle for tour operators and individuals. As part of the scheme, we have rolled out 16 Innova Crysta today. The luxury vehicles will provide high quality mobility and will enhance the overall… pic.twitter.com/RPYYud5pgO — Conrad K Sangma (@SangmaConrad) June 30, 2023
Tourism Department have shortlisted 50 individuals and groups from over 600 applicants, who had applied for the scheme. Government is providing a 50 percent subsidy under the scheme, which includes repayment of loan for the next two years. — Conrad K Sangma (@SangmaConrad) June 30, 2023
As a Government, we have rolled out various schemes to promote tourism and providing luxury vehicles to individuals and groups will only add to creating a better ecosystem for the tourism sector. — Conrad K Sangma (@SangmaConrad) June 30, 2023

The Tourism Department has also distributed life jackets, first aid boxes, and inflatables to tourism stakeholders across the state, which prioritizes the security of visitors to aquatic attractions.

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Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme

Prime tourism vehicle scheme meghalaya future planning, prime tourism vehicle scheme objectives.

  • To encourage and promote the tourism in state.
  • To make the transportation and tour of tourists smooth and comfortable.
  • To help the tour operators and individuals by providing them Inova crysta at a subsidized rate.

Benefits Of The Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme

  • By implementation of this scheme, employment will be increased in the state.
  • Road network connectivity will be good so that the tourist can travel and explore the beauty of Meghalaya with comfort.
  • The Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme will help increase tourism in the state which will increase the state GDP and be beneficial for the locals also.
  • There are many people who are working as tour operators and or individual drivers who cannot afford to buy Inova crysta so under this scheme they will be able to get it at a subsidized price.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should be a permanent resident of Meghalaya.
  • Tour operators and any individuals can apply for the scheme.

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Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme:- Meghalaya has a variety of attractions for visitors. Conrad Sangma, the chief minister of Meghalaya, has started a program to promote tourism in the region. The Prime Vehicle Tourism Scheme was created with the intention of improving travel inside the state. A total of 16 new Innova Crystas have been released under this program. All those exploring the state would find great comfort in riding in these brand-new automobiles.  Read below to check the detailed information related to Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme.

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Conrad K. Sangma, the chief minister, launched the Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme on June 30 in the presence of the state’s tourism minister. The state tourist department selected 50 individuals and groups for the scheme out of 600 applications that were submitted as part of the program, according to the chief minister, who stated this at the program’s inauguration ceremony. 16 Innova Crysta cars were made available on the launch date by CM to tourists who wanted to travel to the paradise of Meghalaya. To encourage people to participate in the Meghalaya Prime Tourism car Scheme and offer tourists a nice car, the state is funding 50% of the program. Additionally, the state government offers the candidates a loan repayment period of up to two years.

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The Prime Tourism Vehicles were officially launched today, giving the stakeholders in the tourism industry a scheme to procure a car at an economical cost. Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Conrad K. Sangma ( @SangmaConrad ) graced the occasion with his presence as the Chief Guest… pic.twitter.com/ZB6bBN0Ojz — Meghalaya Tourism (@meghtourism) June 30, 2023

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This project’s provision of better care facilities to the state’s high-end tourists is one of its primary goals. This plan will help the state’s tourism industry grow since it gives visitors a positive experience.

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Features & Benefits of Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme

Some of the key features and benefits of the scheme are as follows:

  • This program offers employment possibilities and boosts the gross state product (GSDP).
  • The state government offers financial aid, which covers 90% of the cost of a luxury car’s down payment. It indicates that the buyer merely makes a down payment of Rs. 1 lakh.
  • The Meghalaya State Government offers a 50% subsidy and a two-year loan repayment period to encourage the use of additional vehicle operators, whether they are businesses or individuals.
  • The Meghalaya State Government offers 20% EMI assistance through the Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme.
  • The state government initially only released 16 Innova Crysta cars.
  • However, they raise the number of cars by up to 500 in the following 5 years in response to market demands.

Vehicle Facilities Offered Under the Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme

The Meghalaya State Government offers above-average amenities in the vehicles to ensure the safety of the drivers as well as the tourists who reserve a vehicle via the program which are as follows:

  • GPS Installation
  • Life Jackets
  • First Aid Boxes
  • Training to Boatmen
  • Training to Drivers
  • Life Saving Skills, etc

Future Aspects of the Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme

CM Sangma stated that the response of the scheme’s tourists would be the first thing to be observed. We enhance the number of vehicles under the Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme in response to their feedback. The initial goal is to expand the number of vehicles to 50 in this fiscal year (2023–24), but if the response is positive, this count may be higher than anticipated. He added that this strategy would continue every year for the following five years. Our goal is to get 250 automobiles registered under the program in the next five years. However, it all hinges on consumer demand and how we are met in the future. In the following five years, a positive response could result in 500 vehicles. FOCUS Plus Scheme is one of Meghalaya’s top welfare programs. This gives state farmers a chance to improve their standard of living.

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Eligibility Criteria for Car Owners

The Car Owners applying for the scheme must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • Only Meghalayan residents are eligible to take part in the program
  • Any person or organization is qualified to submit their card under the program

Eligibility Criteria for Tourists

The tourists applying for the scheme must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • Any visitor may benefit from the Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme, whether they are traveling within India or from abroad.
  • Tourists must choose cars under this plan if their perspective is one of paying a lot of money and guaranteeing a luxurious vacation experience.

Application Process for Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme

The Government of Meghalaya has recently introduced the Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme. The government has not yet published the official website for this; however, the government will do so shortly. We will update this post as soon as there is a fresh update on this plan.

Contact Details

For further details or in case of any query or complaint related to the the scheme, feel free to contact on the below-given details:

3rd Secretariat Nokrek Building,

Lower Lachumiere, Shillong 793001

Email id: [email protected]

Phone No.: +91 76400 03050

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    Shillong, July 01: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma launched the Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme on June 30, aiming to provide high-quality mobility solutions to tour operators and individuals, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable tourism experience in the state. Under the scheme, 16 Innova Crysta vehicles have been rolled out, offering luxurious and comfortable transportation for tourists ...

  7. Discover Meghalaya

    Applicants selected for the interview of the 'Meghalaya Luxury Tourism' Vehicle Scheme; Meghalaya Draft Tourism Policy 2022; Empanelment of professional firm for supply and setting up of Prefabricated containers/structures around the state

  8. Meghalaya CM Launches New Prime Vehicle Tourism Scheme; Rolls Out 16

    Meghalaya boasts a lot of tourist spots. The Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad Sangma has launched a scheme in order to boost tourism in the state. The scheme is called Prime Vehicle Tourism Scheme and it aims to make travelling within the state more comfortable and plush. Under this scheme, a total of 16 new Innova Crystas have been rolled out.

  9. Meghalaya launches new Tourism Policy & Prime Tourism Vehicle

    Earlier the tourism department had shortlisted 50 out of 600 applicants for the scheme. The government is offering a 50% subsidy to these people for procuring these vehicles. The Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme also gives a loan repayment time of two years. The CM mentioned that his government is committed to promoting tourism and creating a ...

  10. Meghalaya: Govt to distribute e-vehicles at subsidised rates ...

    Shillong: In a bid to improve the tourism sector of the state, Meghalaya Government is planning to distribute electric vehicles and SUVs at a subsidised rate in the next couple of months. Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said this during the distribution of 16 Toyota Innova cars to tour operators under the 'PRIME Tourism Vehicles scheme'.

  11. Govt to provide 50% subsidy for entrepreneurs operating luxury ...

    Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma announced that the Meghalaya Government will be launching a new program to induct 200 luxury tourist vehicles where 50 percent subsidy will be provided to entrepreneurs who will be owning and operating these vehicles. He also said that under the homestay innovative program, individuals are being provided a subsidy of...

  12. PDF Scheme for Community led Tourism Infrastructure Development

    1 Introduction to Community led tourism infrastructure development Scheme Meghalaya's stunning landscapes, from its pristine hills to lush forests and captivating waterfalls, have rightfully earned widespread acclaim, attracting travellers from all corners of the country. Beyond the sheer beauty of its natural scenery, Meghalaya is

  13. Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme 2024: Complete Details

    The state government of Meghalaya provides financial assistance for luxury car purchases, covering 90% of the down payment cost. Buyers only need to make a down payment of Rs. 1 lakh. The government offers a 50% subsidy and a two-year loan repayment period. Additionally, through the Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme, the government provides 20% EMI ...

  14. Meghalaya: PRIME tourism vehicles unveiled to boost tourism in state

    Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma unveiled the PRIME Tourism Vehicles on June 30, a new initiative aimed at enhancing the high-value tourism experience in Meghalaya.

  15. Boost to Meghalaya tourism, CM Sangma launches 16 luxury tourist vehicles

    The luxury vehicles will provide high-quality mobility and enhance the overall experience of the tourists while travelling. Northeast India's Only English and Hindi Satellite News Channel. Live Updates. ... Home ⁄ Northeast ⁄ Meghalaya ⁄ Boost to Meghalaya tourism, ...

  16. Meghalaya Tourism

    Watch us on Youtube. Our Youtube channel features a wide range of videos that showcase the unique culture, landscape, and attractions of our wonderful state. From the breathtaking natural wonders of the state's waterfalls and caves to the vibrant and diverse culture of its people, our videos offer a glimpse into the many wonders that await ...

  17. Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme 2023: Eligibility, Apply Online

    Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme Meghalaya Future Planning CM Mr Conrad K. Sangma stated that the initial goal of the scheme is to increase the number of vehicles to 50 in this fiscal year (2023-24) but if the state government get a positive response then the number can go higher than anticipated.

  18. Home Meghalaya

    Our Destinations list reflects the diversity of Meghalaya's landscapes and traditions. The destinations are spread across the different districts of the state and we have added information like themes and activities to help you shortlist places according to what interests you." flickity_fixed_content_alignment="default" button_color ...

  19. Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme 2023: Apply Online, Eligibility

    Meghalaya Prime Tourism Vehicle Scheme:-Meghalaya has a variety of attractions for visitors. Conrad Sangma, the chief minister of Meghalaya, has started a program to promote tourism in the region. ... The state government offers financial aid, which covers 90% of the cost of a luxury car's down payment. It indicates that the buyer merely ...

  20. Landscapes and Scenic Routes

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    Directorate of Tourism 3rd Secretariat Nokrek Building, Lower Lachumiere, Shillong 793001, Meghalaya, India Tel Fax : +91-364-2502580 Phone No : +91 76400 03050 E-mail : [email protected]

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    Directorate of Tourism 3rd Secretariat Nokrek Building, Lower Lachumiere, Shillong 793001, Meghalaya, India Tel Fax : +91-364-2502580 Phone No : +91 76400 03050 E-mail : [email protected]