TN to promote lighthouse tourism

The Director General of Lighthouses & Lightships (DGLL) is planning to promote tourism in lighthouses. So far, 15 such places have been identified and Chennai is one of them.

Lighthouse Directorate is tasked to provide aids to navigation. They maintain 185 lighthouses, 64 radar beacons, 23 DGPS stations and 25 deep sea navigation and wreck marking buoys.

In his address at the opening of Madras Lighthouse to visitors here today, shipping minister GK Vasan said the DGLL had chosen 15 lighthouses under this scheme, including Chennai.

Some of the lighthouses due to the nature of navigation are established at odd positions where basic living amenities are at its primitive state and the staff posted there suffer extreme hardship.

Full report here Business Standard 


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