llegal encroachments, shoddily-maintained footpaths, potholed roads and an untidy beach in Fort Kochi and Mattancherry — all these once much-admired tourist destinations and major heritage sites of the city, are now woefully neglected. Their sorry state clearly indicate the lackadaisical attitude of the authorities. There is no interest in conserving the heritage of these places or beautifying them.
The Fort Kochi Heritage Zone Conservation Society, nominated by the state government to co-ordinate the conservation and management of heritage sites in the city, has been inactive for more than a year.
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