Staff Reporter

Government has allotted Rs.20 crore

Nagercoil: The Government has decided to give a facelift to Kanyakumari. According to sources, the Government has allotted a sum of Rs. 20 crore for the beautification of Kanyakumari. In the first phase, a sum of Rs.2.58 crore has been allotted to develop basic amenities. A sum of Rs.52.07 lakh has been allotted to set up a footpath, handrails and floor tiles from the gateway to Kanyakumari, from Vivekananda Kendra to Gandhi Mandapam. The Government has allotted a sum of Rs.75 lakh to provide landscaping in front of Gandhi mandapam, Kamarajar mandapam and railway station. Signboards and tourist maps would be installed in various parts of the district.

The Thiruvaluvar statute would be given a facelift. Renovation of the statue was going on and would be completed at the earliest.

Tourism Minister N. Suresh Rajan who held a meeting with officials directed them to complete the works on or before the end of April.

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