STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Signboards Inaugurated

Tourism Minister A P Anil Kumar has inaugurated retro-reflective signboards at Kovalam, launching a state-wide project for helping tourists to find their way around the state’s tourist spots.

Published: 13th February 2014 08:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th February 2014 08:11 AM   |  A+A-

Tourism Minister A P Anil Kumar has inaugurated retro-reflective signboards at Kovalam, launching a state-wide project for helping tourists to find their way around the state’s tourist spots.

 The plan is to install a total of 1,700 such boards in various districts over the next two months, he said. The boards display the distances to the main tourist centres with their photographs.

For installing the retro-reflective signboards, the government has allocated Rs 4.46 crore. The National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (NATPAC) has been entrusted with this work. The boards also feature QR Codes, which will enable tourists to log on to the relevant links on the Tourism Department’s website.

 According to the Tourism Minister, the government was planning various projects for the development of Kovalam.

This includes a Rs 14-crore water supply which has already been announced for the region. The government also hopes to complete the installation of 1,000 biogas plants in houses in Kovalam soon, the Minister said.

 An additional amount of Rs 8 crore also has been sanctioned for overall development of this coastal region, according to him. Kovalam MLA Jameela Prakasam presided over the function.

Tourism Director Harikishore and other officials were present on the occasion.


Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp