The Coastal Shipping and Inland Navigation Department is gearing up to install three hydraulic steel bridges on the 18.5km-long Kovalam-Akkulam waterway.
Even as efforts are progressing to make the Akkulam - Kovalam waterways navigable, tussle between agencies involved in the project continues.
Though the government hasn’t officially opened the tourism sector, many prime tourist destinations in the state have started seeing a steady inflow of visitors.
The stretch from the junction to the beach plunges into darkness by 6.30pm and the area gets deserted.
Jayanti Murali, Director, Department of Environment, said that, if everything goes according to plan, Kovalam beach can create history by becoming the state's first Blue Flag certified beach
The owners and staff of the five hotels, where the tourists were put up, were also charged under the State Epidemic Diseases Ordinance for not informing the authorities about the lockdown violation
'Chekka Chivantha Vaanam': Mani Ratnam’s crew litters Kovalam Beach with glass; Madras Talkies denies claim
The glass shards and metal shells that the crew had left behind on the beachfront after finishing shoots on April 24 is litter around the sands between the backwaters and the Kovalam beach.
The police had taken nine persons -suspects and witnesses hailing from Kovalam and nearby areas- into custody for interrogation.
After meeting state police chief Loknath Behra, Ilzie told the media that she was content with the way the police were probing the case.
Ilza said after examining the place where Liga's body was found, she developed suspicions about the police's claim of it being a case of suicide.
The sister and friend of a Latvian woman, who went missing in March, on Saturday identified a decomposed body recovered from near Kovalam to be of the victim, Kerala Police said.
According to police sources, if the sister of Liga, who is staying back to assist the missing case, can identify the corpse, more forensic examination including DNA sample matching will be done.
Continuing his fight for the Kovalam Palace, Administrative Reforms Commission chairman V S Achuthanandan wrote to the Revenue Minister urging him to explore all legal options, including filing a civi
The Kovalam Palace has once again courted controversy with the Advocate General in his latest report suggesting the government hand over the palace to its present owners, the Ravi Pillai Group.