: The government has proposed to take up improvement of the boat house in Ooty, including developing the landscape this year.

Major revamp efforts have also been planned to entice more tourists to hotels run by Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation.

The boat house in Ooty, including landscaping will be taken up at an estimated Rs. 5.30 crore this year. A master plan to this effect has been drawn up, Tourism Minister P. Chendur Pandian told the Assembly on Thursday. Tourism officials said work is already in progress.

When compared with last year, the profitability of TTDC-run hotels has fallen marginally.

Master plan drawn up to landscape surroundings