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Move afoot to develop Avadhanapatti Lake

Tourist spot: Collector Santhosh Babu inspecting tourism development works at the Avadhanapatti Lake near Krishnagiri on Saturday. Photo: N. Bashkaran  

Staff Reporter

Water theme park to be established

Krishnagiri: The district administration will take up a massive tourism development programme at the Avadhanapatti Lake near Krishnagiri on NH-7.

Private parties

On the lines of Kishkinta and Black Thunder, a water theme park comprising all entertainment facilities would be set up by inviting private parties, said Collector Santhosh Babu here on Saturday.

With the lake strategically located on the NH-7 between Salem and Bangalore, setting up of a water theme park would go a long way in providing entertainment to the residents of Krishnagiri district.

Proposal

A proposal has already been sent to the Government to establish a water theme park with private participation. A total of 10 acres of land behind the lake could be used for this purpose, Mr. Babu said.

Sapling planting drive

The Collector said that a sapling planting programme would be taken up in the hillocks surrounding the Avadhanapatti Lake.

Eating joints, traffic park and other entertainment facilities would also be created in the children's park near the lake. The public conveniences near the park would be handed over to self-help groups for maintenance.

The district administration is also exploring the possibility of setting up an inflatable planetarium and cable car to attract tourists.