Mangaluru: Union minister clears proposal to renovate Suratkal lighthouse


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Sep 26: Suratkal lighthouse happens to be one of the tourist attractions within the city corporation limits. Union minister for ports, Mansukh Mandaviya, has given his approval for undertaking development works along with the renovation of the said lighthouse.

The directorate general of lighthouses and lightships (DGLL) has finalised the architecture for the lighthouse and tender is expected to be floated shortly.

The lighthouse construction had been started in 1969-70 and completed in 1972. It now stands as one of the leading landmarks of the city. The union minister had been approached with a request to develop the lighthouse and he has upheld the request and permitted to conduct works, said MP Nalin Kumar Kateel.

The lighthouse renovation works will include the construction of connecting road, installation of capsule lift, entry gate, security cabin, ticket counter, landscaping, hardscaping, development of lighting and children's play area, turning the current AIS building's ground floor into a gallery and setting up lighthouse operation room in the first floor, development of compound wall around the lighthouse and laying of connecting road between the lighthouse and the beach.

 

 

 

  

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  • Sandeep Shetty, Kalyan

    Mon, Sep 28 2020

    Good news but how about towing the dredger which has been grounded for a long time. It can stay there and be a tourist site as ship wreck for divers. Also the beach needs to cleaned from debris.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Sep 27 2020

    I'm Elated ...

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  • Vish, Udupi

    Sat, Sep 26 2020

    Great news. Post renovation would witness increase in the inflow of visitors/tourists to this location which in turn will have an positive outcome on the society.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 26 2020

    We had a light house in the heart of the city and there so many visitors to enjoy the park and breeze in the evenings. But now since a residential building has come up and blocking the breeze and the view of the ocean which is very sad for the residents of Mangalore and visitors.

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Sat, Sep 26 2020

    Could be named after Mulki Sundar Ram Shetty Light House.

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  • P J, UAE

    Sat, Sep 26 2020

    Surathkal shetty's and Katipalla Shetty's may get sad

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 26 2020

    Could have named it after Mulki Sundar Ram Shetty and used it to view potential depositors for the better functioning of the bank. But unfortunately the bank which was founded by Mulki Sundar Ram Shetty has perished. Was it because of " God's Act" ?

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  • sense_Shetty, mangalore

    Sun, Sep 27 2020

    I am 100% sure you will not have any problem

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  • DP, Balmatta

    Sat, Sep 26 2020

    Wo are these Ministers sanctioning unwanted stuff ??

    a) Get roads repaired and in driveable conditions
    b) This will lead to lesser accidents and Death rates.
    c) Proper footpaths so people can walk.
    d) proper sanitation and drainage so as to eradicate Malaria and Dengue

    If you think that is NOT GOOD and still want to spend , then set up more public 'TOILETS'.

    The lighthouse upgrade will not help in better roads or lessen accidents or reduce diseases.

    We are still a third world country without these basic needs

    GET YOUR ACTS TOGETHER BEFORE YOU WASTE PUBLIC MONEY ON UN-NECESSATITIES .

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  • Sunny, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 27 2020

    I second this.....

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