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Lighthouses to get a facelift

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on March 12, 2018

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Some of the famous lighthouses in the country are getting a facelift.

The Government plans to develop 13 lighthouses into tourism spots through the private-public-partnership.

IL&FS has prepared a feasibility report on the project which is likely to cost over Rs 300 crore.

The iconic lighthouse on the Marina beach in Chennai and the Mamallapuram lighthouse, are among the famous lighthouses that will get a facelift. The lighthouse on Marina will house a lighthouse museum, said the Union Shipping Minister, G.K. Vasan.

Vasan, while inaugurating the Automatic Identification System network, said though lighthouses are located at remote locations, the landscape in the environs of the lighthouses are breathtaking.

In the first phase, 13 lighthouses, including four in Tamil Nadu (Chennai, Mamallapuram, Rameswaram and Muttam), will be covered under the scheme, he said.

Vasan said a lighthouse would be established at Vembar in Tuticorin district for which initial works are being carried out. He handed over the approval for the project to the Directorate General of Lighthouse and Lightship.

>raja.simhan@thehindu.co.in

Published on August 05, 2012

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