Udupi: St Mary’s Island reopens for tourists, security features added

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi

Udupi, Oct 6: Boat service to the popular tourist destination of Malpe, St Mary’s Island restarted on Wednesday October 5.

"In the wake of many accidents in the island last year, this time, the district administration has given more importance to security. Due to bad weather, the trip to the island was stopped," said Dr Uday Kumar Shetty. commissioner of Udupi City Municipality.

Carrying food items in polythene bags is strictly prohibited by the district administration. Tourists are only permitted to bring milk bottles and other items for the use of young children. Alcohol consumption and smoking is also forbidden.

Seven selfie points have been created for tourists to take pictures safely. Boards and caution flags have been installed at 5 dangerous locations. A 110 metre-long and 100 metre-width safe swimming zone has been created in the north and east sides of the island. Swimming is permitted only in those two areas. Four watchtowers have been built and the tourists will be observed by the lifeguards. Speedboat facility is available that takes the tourist to the island from Malpe beach.






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  • Jossey Saldanha, New York

    Fri, Oct 07 2022

    My favorite picnic spot ...

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    Thu, Oct 06 2022

    St Mary's island is a beautiful tourist spot and we must make all efforts to preserve it. It needs good safety measures, and it can be turned into a world class tourist spot, and it can increase our tourist revenue We must follow the example of Kerala in improving our tourism and I am sure we can achieve that

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Thu, Oct 06 2022

    Our beaches are steep with strong underwater currents locals don't go into sea and dangerous beaches should not be promoted for tourism, no such thing as safe section

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