Shangumukham Gets A ‘Relaxation Centre’
On Jan 30, 2015
|Trivandrum: The pilot project of ‘Take A Break’ scheme is taking shape at the Shangumukham beach. It is a resting centre of International standards for tourists, both international and domestic, and travelers. This will be a great relief for the thousands visiting the beach during weekends and evenings.
The resting centre offers wash areas, coffee counters of international standards and parking space. It is being built with facilities for women and physically challenged including special napkin bins for women. The wash area will have enough lavatories to accommodate nine people at a time. Toilets will be cleaned every hour.
Tourism minister A P Anil Kumar visited the place recently to check the progress of work. Minister informed that he has asked the tourism department to start operating the centre during the 35th National Games. Shangumukham is the venue for the beach handball event.
The project supervised by the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) costs Rs.25 lakhs. It is designed by the Indian Architecture Consortium. More such centres will come up as a part of ‘Take A Break’ scheme at important tourist destinations and highways across the state.
The minister has also urged the officials to develop a plan for the renovation of ‘Arattu’ pond at Shangumukham which is in a state of despair.