Mangalore, Oct 28:
Five beaches along the coastline of Dakshina Kannada district will be developed with necessary infrastructure by March 2015.
AB Ibrahim, Deputy Commissioner of the district, said this on Tuesday on the sidelines of a meeting to review the beach tourism development projects in the district.
The Karnataka Tourism Department had identified beaches in Surathkal, Someshwara, Talapaddy, Ullal and Sultan Battery for development. The Union Ministry of Tourism has approved the allocation of Rs 13.72 crore for the development of these beaches, he said.
Ibrahim asked the officials of Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Ltd (KRIDL) to begin work on the project by November 1. KRIDL has been assigned the work of developing basic infrastructure on these beaches.
Thulasi Maddineni, Chief Executive Officer of Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat, said that each beach has been identified keeping the tourist flow in mind. Someshwara beach will attract religious tourists, Surathkal beach will attract family tourists, and Talapaddy beach will be of attraction to nature lovers. Ullal beach is best suited for homestay tourists and Sultan Battery caters to the requirements of local tourists, she said. She also suggested improving road network to the beaches.
Yatish Baikampady, Chief Executive Officer of Panambur Beach Tourism Development Corporation, suggested developing multiple approach roads to the beaches identified for development. Such arrangements will help during emergencies, he said.
(This article was published on October 28, 2014)
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5 Dakshina Kannada beaches to be developed