Saturday, 5 November 2016

Veli Tourism Village to Get New Makeover


The main stay of Kerala’s economy is the tourism and Information Technology (IT). Keeping in view of the tourism potential of various most frequented spots in the Thiruvananthapuram city are being renovated to make them more attractive to the inbound tourist traffic. Apart from Kovalam beach, other main attraction in the capital city is Veli Tourist Village. The Left Democratic Front (LDF) government is planning to add the infrastructure facilities at the major tourist destinations to cater to the requirements of the tourists. The Kerala Tourism Minister A.C. Moideen announced this in a written reply to the questions posted by honorable MLAs in Kerala Legislative Assembly last Wednesday (October 26, 2016).  In this blog, we will be looking at the details given out the honorable Tourism Minister in the State Legislative Assembly for the benefit of readers who hail from the capital city of God’s Own Country.

veli tourist village

Detailed Plan for Veli Tourist Village

In a bid to improve the tourism potential of much-visited Veli Tourist Village, the LDF government has decided to improve the infrastructure facilities there to better the tourist experience. The Tourism Minister A.C. Moideen announced this decision in the State Legislative Assembly. He was replying to the question posted by the honorable MLAs B. Sathyan, K. Ansalan, V. Joy and M.Mukesh. The minister told the legislative assembly that the government is planning to renovate the lake, build a new toilet complex and build a compound wall in the beach area. He further added that it has asked the Kerala Tourism Infrastructure Limited (KTIL) to prepare a detailed report on this project. It seems the government has asked this nodal agency to develop the village as per the international standards. According to the available information, KTIL is planning to carry out the developmental work in an area of 17.9 acres out of the Tourism Village land that was earlier taken over by the Tourism Department. This is again included in the Smart City project to find the necessary funds.

team visit veli

Other Likely Infrastructure Additions

Apart from the above development works, the nodal agency is expected to undertake modernization of the play area of the children, the maintenance of the total area, and the building of new police aid post. In order to offer the security to the tourists, the government has decided to install CCTV cameras at important points of assembly in Tourist Village and adjoining Akkulam tourist facility. For the better entertainment of the tourists visiting the village, the government has given the mandate to introduce a music theme park, which includes dancing fountain, radio tower, etc. As part of the children park modernization plan, KTIL will introduce a new equipment to entertain the kids. KTIL will also undertake the development of 2.5 acres of the business park at Akkulam. Though the floated this plan in the month of August this year (2016), it decided to give the new makeover for the Veli-Akkulam tourist corridor only in October 2016.

floating restaurant veli
Thuruvananthapuram Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India