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Mega tourism project approved for Agartala

By Correspondent

AGARTALA, Aug 5 � Agartala, the capital city of Tripura will have a splendid golf course to attract more tourist flow in the State. As of now, the State has two golf courses � one at BSF campus, Salbagan and another at Gandhigram army cantonment area. But the proposed golf course at Assam Rifles compound will be a unique one.

The Ministry of Tourism has already approved Agartala Mega Destination Project for overall development of tourism related infrastructures or facilities to promote tourism in a big way.

The Mega Destination Project includes establishment of a modern golf course, introduction of light & sound at Ujjanyata Palace, creation of tourism related facilities at Akhaura Check Post, development of twin lakes at Ujjayanta Palace.

After Ministry�s approval, the State Government has also given the green signal to go ahead with the ambitious plan, said KR Chakma, Managing Director Tripura Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) here on Friday.

He said the Chandigarh College of Architecture, a premiere institute in structure design has been asked to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) to execute the Mega Destination Project at an estimated cost of Rs 50 crore.

�A team from the College had already conducted survey and one more expert team is expected to arrive here next week to carry forward the planning work�, he said adding that the DPR would be ready by end of this year.

Besides, the Tourism Ministry has also okayed another Mega Destination Project for Udaipur and Tripureswari Temple. �All the lakes at Uadaipur town and Matabari will be developed by way of expanding tourism related facilities�, he said. The facility includes sitting arrangement, setting up jetty and boating facility.

The TTDC has earned some revenue last financial year. Officials of TTDC expect to earn more revenue with tourist inflow showing upward trend in the State. To ensure hassle free visit, the TTDC has already introduced a helpline (0381-230-0332) to cater to the needs of the tourists from outside the State as well as abroad.

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