CHENNAI: Marina Seashore, an invigorating landmark of Chennai that attracts a number of guests from throughout the nation, might quickly be a hotspot for water sport actions because the Tamil Nadu Tourism Improvement Company (TTDC) and Royal Madras Yacht Membership will collectively introduce boating and numerous water sports activities there.
This was disclosed by Minister for Tourism, Dr M Mathiventhan, whereas asserting the demand for grants for his division on the State Meeting on Saturday. Curiously, almost a decade in the past, there was the same proposal to have a marina that gives berthing facility for yachts and in addition presents providers like gasoline, water, electrical energy and sewage pump-outs for boats. It was to be modelled after the Kochi Worldwide Marina that began operations in 2010.
At the moment, the preliminary proposal was to have the marina for 234 yachts, moreover a slipway, a boatshed, a boatlift, a base for the Tamil Nadu coastal police, berthing space for water taxis, and a membership home. Nevertheless, the undertaking couldn’t materialise then.
In the meantime, Chennaites have extra to have a good time as a floating restaurant, too, is being proposed on the Muttukadu Boat Home, positioned about 35 km from town on the East Coast Street. At present, the boat home, arrange by the TTDC, is providing numerous boating and water sports activities actions. The floating restaurant is predicted to extend footfall to the vacationer spot.
Equally, Mudhaliarkuppam Boat Home would even be developed at a price of Rs 50 lakh. Following the keenness amongst vacationers to go to the islet in Odiyur lake, numerous infrastructure, together with a cafeteria might be developed and seaside play actions can be launched there.
Furthermore, in a bid to spice up journey sports activities, the TTDC will even develop , zip lining, bungee slingshot, mountaineering, nature walks, and tenting websites at Yelagiri, positioned about 200 km from the capital metropolis.