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Beautification of Vellayani Lake

Vellayani Kayal, which is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the city is an iconic tourist location and has tremendous potential for development.


Progress Made

A committee was formed with Tourism Director as Chairman, and Chief Engineer (Irrigation) as a member, which has prepared DPR for cleaning and improvement of the lake. The project has following components:

  • Deepening the lake by removing silt
  • The rock wall on the sides of the lake
  • Identify and rejuvenate the 64 main tributaries of the lake
  • Demarcate the boundaries to prevent further encroachments. Both sides of the lake will be beautified with Developing tourism activities.
  • Parking facilities, Viewpoints, Walkways bicycle tracks, boating, water sports etc
  • Arrangements to accommodate 25,000 tourists daily.
  • The state government has allocated Rs 96.5 Cr. Administrative Sanction for the project

Next Milestones

Starts work by March 2023

Implementing Agency

Chief Engineer (Irrigation)

Department

Irrigation Department

Member of Parliament

Shashi Tharoor

Minister

Roshy Augustine

MLA

K. Ansalan

Constituency

Neyyatinkara

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