Rs.4.2-crore project for comprehensive development of destination

A Rs.4.2-crore project aimed at the comprehensive development of Shanghumughom, one of the prominent tourist spots in the State, is on the anvil, Health Minister and local legislator V.S. Sivakumar said here on Saturday.

A sum of Rs.2.5 crore had already been sanctioned for the project by Tourism Minister A.P. Anil Kumar, Mr. Sivakumar said. The project, prepared by the District Tourism Promotion Council, envisaged development of basic amenities and infrastructure. These would be done by conserving the heritage and natural beauty of the spot, he said, adding that historical monuments at Shanghumughom would be repaired and maintained. There would be exclusive zones for children and senior citizens, the Minister said. counters.