Rs. 100 cr sought for Neermahal
Agartala : By Our Correspondent
Tourism Minister Ratan Bhowmik has urged the Centre to allocate Rs. 100 crore for renovation of Eastern India’s lone palace lake- Neer Mahal at Melagarh.
At a meeting convened by Union Tourism Minister Dr. Chiranjeevi to review the tourism projects across the country, Mr. Bhowmik highlighted eight tourism related projects there.
He requested the Union Tourism Minister to sanction fund to undertake infrastructure development for the eight tourism projects in Tripura. The eight tourism projects include Chabimura, Neer Mahal, Chootakhola Maitri Uddan, Akhaura Border area, light and sound system at Ujjyanta Palace, Golaghati, Buddhist tourism circuit (Mahamoni, Pilak and Boxanagar) and wayside amenities along 44 NH.
Mr. Bhowmik, in his speech, mentioned Neermahal, the only lake palace in the Eastern India needs immediate renovation to save it from destruction. “An amount of Rs. 100 crore is needed to undertake renovation project for Neermahal. We hope the Tourism Ministry will lend a helping hand to restore the beleaurged condition of Neermahal”, he said. Tourism Secretary Ashutosh Jindal was also remained present in the meeting.