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Efforts on to promote tourism in ‘ghost town’

Saturday, Jul 2, 2016,17:16 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) | In a bid to promote tourism in Dhanushkodi town here, which was destroyed in a devastating cyclone in 1964, road laying work between Mukuntharayar Chathiram to nearby Arichalmunai is nearing completion. The remnants of the ‘ghost town’ would soon get a facelift.

The district administration proposes to set up a sound and light show at an estimated cost of Rs 3 crore, District Collector S Natarajan who visited Dhanushkodi today said. The 9-km long road between Mukuntharayar Chathiram and Arichalmunai, which is being laid at a cost of Rs 54 crore, is expected to be inaugurated next month, the official said.

Soon a bypass road connecting Rameswaram and Dhanushkodi would also be laid at a cost of Rs 36 crore for the pilgrims’ benefit, Natarajan said, adding several pilgrims visit the coastal town to take a dip in the sea, which is considered sacred. The District Collector was accompanied by District Forest Officer Deepak and Superintendent of Police Manivannan.