KARAIKAL: Lieutenant Governor, Lieutenant General (Retd) Ajay Kumar Singh visited Karaikal on Saturday.
The L-G also visited the temple town project being undertaken near the Thirunallar town of Karaikal district.
During his visit, a review meeting was held at the district collectorate to discuss the progress and status of various development projects across Karaikal. Collector L Mohamed Mansoor made a presentation on the development projects, including the construction of an indoor stadium equipped with basketball and badminton courts on around 46,000 sqft near the Karaikal railway station.
Similarly, infrastructure projects including Western bypass roads and Eastern bypass roads for facilitating tourists and commuters were discussed during the meeting. The L-G was also briefed on the status of the project to beautify the Nallambal Lake near Karaikal.
Later, the L-G visited the iconic Thirunallar Dharbaranyeswarar temple and inspected the ongoing temple town projects in and around Thirunallar. Visiting the development activities at Thirunallar ring road, Singh said, “Since I have closely observed the problems encountered by the people of Puducherry, priority would be given for an inclusive development of the Union Territory including the enclaves of Karaikal, Yanam and Mahe.”
After the inspection, the L-G visited the Puducherry Power Corporation Limited in T R Pattinam of Karaikal. Legislative representatives from Karaikal and officials from the district administration and tourism department were present during the visit.