Nagercoil: Funds for facilities at Thirparappu Falls

Selection grade town panchayat office opened

With an intention to attracting both foreign and domestic tourists, says Minister

“Works are going on in full swing and they will be completed at the earliest”

Nagercoil: The Government has allotted Rs.55 lakh for improving the infrastructure at Thirparappu falls with an intention to attracting both foreign and domestic tourists, said Tourism Minister N. Suresh Rajan.

Inaugurating new office building for the selection grade town panchayat at Thirparappu on Monday, the Minister said that the works were going on in full swing and they would be completed at the earliest.

Moreover, Rs.65 lakh had also been allotted for the setting up of modern bus stand. It clearly showed that the Government was very keen on promoting tourism activities in Kanyakumari, particularly the lesser known tourist spots in the district.

The Government had also made it compulsory to wear lifesaving jackets to those tourists, who wanted to visit the Vivekananda rock memorial and Thiruvalluvar statue at Kanyakumari and also the visiting tourists, who wanted to have a pleasure drive to Pechipparai dam, said the Minister.

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Tamil Nadu – Nagercoil – Life-jackets for tourists

In the wake of Thekkady tragedy, Minister issues orders

Nagercoil: Tourism Minister N.Suresh Rajan has asked Collector Rajendra Ratnoo and Tourism officer Hari Radhakrishnan to ensure safety measures for those who visit Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue in Kanyakumari following the boat tragedy at Thekkady.

SAFETY IS PRIORITY: A distant view of Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue in Kanyakumari

SAFETY IS PRIORITY: A distant view of Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue in Kanyakumari

The boats, owned by Poombuhar Shipping Corporation, carrying both domestic and foreign tourists to the Memorial and Statue would be equipped with additional life-saving equipments, particularly life jackets. Similarly the district administration has directed the officials to provide life jackets to those who wanted to go for boating at Thirparappu Falls.

The Collector, who participated in the gram sabha meeting at Vazukkamparai Government primary school on October 2, asked the Fire and Rescue Service personnel to conduct mock drill in the coastal areas along with the villagers. It should be made mandatory in all village panchayats, said the Collector.

Staff Reporter – From THE HINDU