The newly constructed mini-tourist resort on the banks of river Meenachil in Thazhathangady is yet to open for public. As part of the ‘Thazhathangady Heritage Zone and River Water Beautification Project’ that was inaugurated on September 23 this year, the bank of the river near Alummood Junction too was beautified.
A bus waiting room in traditional Keralaarchitectural style with steps leading to the ghat of the river is constructed as part of the project. Adjoining the room is the mini-resort with four shops and seating arrangements. “There are provisions for a food court, juice parlour, souvenir shop and an information counter for the tourists, apart from the toilets, wash basins and seating facilities. There are also decorative lights and a water tank,” said Jiju Jose, secretary, District Tourism Promotion Council.
Though this is a project of the tourism department, the management employed will be of the municipality. Jose said that the centre will be open for public before Christmas. “The electrification work has to be completed,” he said. Initially, the project was from Alummood Junction till the finishing point of the Thazhathangady boat race.
However, issues related with land acquisition have been the stumbling block for extending the project till the finishing point. Landscaping and walkway are the highlights of the proposed extension.
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