According to Kamlesh Patel, Chairman of Gujarat Tourism Corporation Limited (GTCL) this would be Bachchan's third visit to the state, in which he would shoot at heritage places.
    
"Earlier Gujarat was not considered as a tourist destination but efforts of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Amitabh Bachchan have helped the state register a good growth," he said.
     
In 2006, nearly 60 lakh tourists had come to Gujarat but last year nearly 2.54 crore tourists visited the state, Patel claimed.
     
He further claimed that country's tourism growth has stopped at 6.7 percent, but Gujarat tourism growth has peaked at 13 percent, and Modi has allocated Rs 483 crore fund to improve basic infrastructure at tourist places in the state.

(Agencies)

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