Seven beaches in Puducherry to have face-lift
Seven beaches in Puducherry will have a face-lift with an estimated cost of Rs 44.07 crore. It was informed in the Assembly by the Health and Tourism Minister Malladi Krishna Rao. The works are about to complete in March 2019.
He further stated that the development of the heritage area in Puducherry was in progress at an estimated cost of Rs 80 crore and would be completed by December 2018.
Works are going on to develop two temples and a spiritual park at Thirunallar in Karaikal. The Kirumampakkam lake would be developed as a tourist destination at Rs 10 crore. Sound and light show at the Spiritual Park and development of four-lane streets in Thirunallar would also be implemented under the scheme with an estimated cost of Rs 10 crore.
Rao said that the Government would approach the Union Ministry seeking financial assistance for tourism related projects in the Union Territory. The projects include development of Marine park at Manapet, a walkway at Chunnambar, Natural History Museum in Puducherry, beautification of the walkway at Arasalar, second phase of Karaikal Ammaiyar Kovil, walkway and decoration of the beach in Mahe and second phase of the Botanical Garden in Yanam.
“Under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scheme of the Airports Authority of India (AAI), 12 indoor stadiums will be set up in Bahour, Villianur and other places in and around the city. Project report for the same has already been prepared,” said Rao.