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Mega Boost to Tamil Nadu Tourism

Updated: Jul 27, 2021

More tourist attractions will be created in Tamil Nadu so that the foreign tourists would increase the duration of their stay

At a meeting chaired by Chief Minister M K Stalin, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to implement an integrated mega tourism plan to attract inland and foreign tourists and improve the classified tourism on par with the international standards.

It has also been decided to create more tourist attractions in Tamil Nadu so that the foreign tourists would increase the duration of their stay in the State.

Some of the decisions taken at the meeting include new lighting arrangement for Thiruvalluvar statue at Kanyakumari, renovation of Poompuhar tourist spot, improving the roads leading to tourist spots, spiritual places, and adventure tourism spots.

In June, the government had issued a G.O. constituting a Committee to come up with a revival plan for the tourism sector and suggest Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for tourists in the State.

While the Director of Tourism is the chairperson of the 16-member panel, the Director of Museums, Commissioner of the Department of Art and Culture, Commissioner of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, Director of Public Health, Commissioner of Archaeology, Regional Director of the Union Ministry of Tourism and former City Health Officer of the Corporation of Chennai, P Kuganantham, are among the members.

Tourism Minister M Mathiventhan recently held a review meeting and has taken stock of the ongoing work and has also decided to upgrade Poompuhar and introduce a sound and light attraction at Thiruvalluvar statue in Kanyakumari.

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