deolali camp: Deolali camp plans Tonga for tourists to ride the wave of nostalgia | Nashik News

NASHIK: The Deolali camp cantonment area, which still retains its old-world charm, plans to bring back another bygone favorite – the tonga, or famous horse-drawn carriages – to boost tourism in the region hill town.
“There is a continuous flow of tourists in the Deolali camp area. The Tonga service between Zenda Chowk and Temple Hill will be an exciting experience for tourists. With summer vacation underway, now is a good time to get the tonga service up and running. Tenders in this regard would be launched soon,” said Pritam Adhav, the appointed member of the Deolali Cantonment Board (DCB).
Adhav said many people remember Deolali’s tongas from decades ago. Initially, the council plans to deploy a few tongas. The council will issue tenders inviting tenders from tonga owners and the commercial module will be developed later.
Citizens also think that since it is a small town, without excessive car traffic, tongas will be a good option. Resident Suresh Kasar said: “Decades ago, when we didn’t have rickshaws, tongas were used in Nashik town and Deolali camp. In the Deolali camp, there is still a ‘tonga chawl’ which was built before independence. Parts of Camp Deolali have retained the nostalgic feeling of the old world, but now have good roads and good lights. The Tonga service may prove to be a success.

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