NAMAKKAL: Tourism and Culture Secretary V. Irai Anbu reviewed the progress of various tourism development works being carried out in the Kolli Hills here on Tuesday.
The Central and State governments had allotted Rs. 5 crore for the development of various tourism facilities in the hills.
A botanical garden, a rose garden and artificial fountains were being established at a cost over Rs. 1 crore in the hills.
The district administration was establishing a number of facilities including green house in the botanical garden.
The government was also improving the Ettukai Amman temple at a cost of Rs. 10.54 lakh.
In Arapaleeshwarar Temple, a park was being established at cost of Rs. 51.83 lakh.
Inspecting the development works, Mr. Irai Anbu asked the officials to educate the tourists visiting the Kolli Hills on the importance of environmental conservation.
Boards carrying information on the need to avoid the use of plastic and polythene bags should be placed in all the tourist attractions, he said. The Tourism Secretary instructed the officials to speed up the works and complete them quickly.
He asked the officials to prepare a proposal to improve the roads in the hills. Mr. Irai Anbu also inspected the auditorium and horticulture farm.