THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:The Lighthouse at Vizhinjam will soon get a new lease of life with Shashi Tharoor MP promising to develop the spot as a major tourist hub in the country.
In a press note issued by Tharoor, the beautification will begin within two months.
The facility will be developed to better standards as part of the project which has been initiated to revamp important light houses in the country as recommended by the then UPA government.
The project was first announced in 2013 during the visit of the then Union Minister of State for Shipping Milind Deora by including the light house in country’s first lighthouse tourism policy. However, the project landed in a soup over the change in government and delay owing to administrative reasons.
The project was revived by Tharoor who took up the matter with Captain A M Surej, Director General of Lighthouses and Lightships. He assured that the ground work of the light house will begin within a couple of months.