Dist tourism brochure, map will be released soon: DC

Dist tourism brochure, map will be released soon: DC

Dakshina Kannada will soon have its first tourism brochure and a map which is expected to give a fillip to the tourism potential in the coastal region.

At a review meeting of the district tourism department at the deputy commissioner’s office on Monday, Tourism Department Assistant Director U Jithendranath displayed the works designed by three different agencies of which one brochure will be selected.

The colourful brochures comprise of basic information about the district, list of 40 tourist spots and their significance, will be distributed among the travel agencies, hotels and other stake holders.

Chairing the meeting, Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim directed the officials to upload the sample brochure and map in Mangalore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) website and invite suggestions from general public before June 10.

The brochure should be finalised and copies for distribution should be printed before June 15, he instructed.

Feasibility of golf course

When the matter of the proposed golf course project at Bengre came for discussion, Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer Tulasi Maddineni questioned the feasibility of developing the golf course on the sea shore.

When the work on Pilikula golf course itself is not implemented, what is the necessity to develop another golf course at Bengre, she asked.

The DC replied that report on the feasibility of the project has been already submitted to the government.

The Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer also stressed on the need to provide basic facilities to tourists by constructing toilets at a distance of every 50 kilometres.

The Zilla Panchayat can take up the work if three to four cents of land is provided in the identified spots, Maddineni promised.

Tourism Assistant Director said that there was a proposal before the State government to develop all the beaches in the State at a cost of Rs 2.5 crore each.

If the project receives the approval, then more number of beaches in the district could get a facelift.

Mangalore Airport former director M R Vasudeva complained about the wrong information furnished by Archaeological Survey of India in connection with the development of Trishula Durgaparameshwari Temple at Balpa in Sullia taluk.

 Though the ASI claimed of preserving the archaeological monuments of the temple at a cost of Rs 88 lakh, it seems to be wrong.

In fact, the idol of the presiding deity has been kept outside the temple and there is no sign of any work taken up, he said.

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