Nagapattinam Beach - A New Look
The Nagapattinam beach, which was devastated by the tsunami, is set to get a fresh lease of life. A new project to renovate the beach according to plans drawn up by the district administration with the help of other organisations has been approved by the government. The area around the beach would be beautified and various facilities would be established to attract tourists, Collector M. Jayaraman has said.
The project, to be undertaken by INTACH, is set to cost Rs. 2.43 crore, with the Tourism Department providing Rs. 1.2 crore, and the rest to be mobilised through the district administration and banks, industries, and NGOs in the district. The Collector said that the initial plans for the beautification were drawn up by INTACH with walkways, children’s playgrounds and stages for conducting summer festivals. The plan was approved by the government recently and work would start soon, he said.
The new beach would also be provided with a police outpost and
boundary walls for the safety of the public. Mr. Jayaraman said that the plan was to attract tourists who flocked to the
nearby towns of Nagore and Velankanni.