Rs. 28 lakh for developing Kodiakkarai village

Tourism development projects worth over Rs.35 lakh under way at the tourist spot of Sitthannavasal have been progressing at a fast pace. The government has identified the coastal Kodiakkarai village in Manamelkudi taluk for developing another tourist spot and has sanctioned Rs.28 lakh for launching development work.

The district administration has drawn up plans, taking into consideration the heritage value of the Jain monument at Sithannavasal, about 12 km from here. A number of tourism development work was being executed for renovation of the old tourism attraction units and new ones at the sprawling space outside the jurisdiction of the Archaeology Survey of India-maintained rock-cut cave temple at Sithannavasal.

The works of construction of boat house (Rs.5 lakh), children’s park (Rs.8 lakh), renovation of tourist bungalow (Rs.5 lakh), construction of entrance arch (Rs.12.5 lakh), and sculptures park, statues, developing the pavement around Muthamizh park, musical fountain (all Rs.5.60 lakh) are in full swing.

At Kodiyakkarai village shore, the government has planned to construct tourists’ reception centre, dress changing room, toilet block (all at a cost of Rs.13 lakh), and viewing tower (Rs.15 lakh).