Arikamedu revamp to cost Rs 75 crore

Published: 20th June 2012 09:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th June 2012 09:49 AM   |  A+A-

The  government has drawn up plans once again to develop  the ancient Greco-Roman trading port of Arikamedu as Tourism site at an approximate cost of Rs 75 crore.

At a high level meeting chaired by Welfare and Tourism Minister P Rajavelu on Tuesday, it was decided to develop projects, including a site museum, a culture centre , light show  and other recreational activities in Arikamedu, on the banks of River Ariyankuppam.

HUDCO was preparing a master plan along with detailed estimates for it, Director of Tourism A Sivakumar told Express. The site would be developed in two phases with investments worth `25 crore under a Centrally sponsored scheme and `50 crore in second phase funded by the Tourism Department.

A meeting with stake holders and Police Department would be held to ensure cleanliness, create conducive climate for tourists, decongest roads, add infrastructure facilities and promote entertainment areas for growth of tourism. 

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