Union ministry of tourism has approved projects of Rs 100 crore under ‘Swadesh Darshan’ for the development of coastal tourism circuit of Tamil Nadu.
“Coastal circuit in the state of Tamil Nadu envisages development. Chennai – Mamallapuram – Rameshwaram – Manapadu – Kanyakumari with total project cost of approximately Rs 100 crore has been approved,” said a statement from the Press Information Bureau office.
Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) has approved Swadesh Darshan projects worth nearly Rs 450 crore in five states on Wednesday.
Sound and light show, development of beach amenities, and construction of pedestrian bridge connecting Vivekanand Memorial with Tiruvalluvar Statue at Kanyakumari are the highlights of the project.
Ministry of Tourism stated the development of Heritage Circuits in Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Ramayana Circuit in Uttar Pradesh, North East Circuit in Sikkim and Coastal Circuit of Tamil Nadu.
The Ramayana Circuit in Uttar Pradesh also includes Ayodhya for which the State Tourism Department of Uttar Pradesh is preparing a Detailed Project Report (DPR).
The North East circuit in Sikkim with approximate project cost of Rs. 95.50 crore includes development of eco log huts, cultural centre, paragliding centre, craft bazaar, base camp for mountaineering and meditation hall, the release added.