This Budget has specifically focused on infrastructure across the country with a huge outlay for roads and highways, railways and reviving the unserved and underserved airports and airstrips in the country. The government realises that as the global economy wavers, domestic demand will be the key to tourism growth, especially to untapped regions like the North-East. We see a specific focus on enhancing regional and last mile connectivity with sops for starts-ups and innovation in the passenger transport segment. In fact, increased regional connectivity will also give a fillip to outbound tourism from Tier-II and III cities due to higher accessibility. The government is adopting measures from some of the thriving global tourist destinations, wherein public transport is critical not only for daily commuters, but also the backbone for tourist traffic. Strengthening the infrastructure across levels will definitely strengthen India as an attractive tourist destination in the global ranks.