Mangaluru, Mar 11, 2015: Addressing the District Tourism Development Committee meeting convened by DK District-in-Charge Minister B Ramanath Rai at Deputy Commissioner’s office on March 10, Panamboor Beach Tourism Development Project Chief Executive Officer Yatish Baikampady has urged the district administration to set up a better embarkation point for cruise ships in the City to attract tourism. He said around 30 to 35 cruise ships sail past Mangaluru as there is no proper anchoring point. With good facilites tourists would stay over one or two days in Mangaluru and visit the tourist spots to enhance popularity. .
He stressed NMPT should take steps to control dusty conditions at approach road of Panamboor beach. If world tourists are to be made welcome the set up for people needs to be improved very much. He hinted that in association with the tourism department, National surfing championship would be organised in month of May. Renowned cricketer Jonty Rhodes and Bollywood actor Sunil Shetty may participate in the event.
DK DC A B Ibrahim directed Regional Transport Officer Afzal Ahmed Khan to provide transport facility to Panamboor beach as decided in RTA meeting a year ago. At least, the private buses which ply towards Surathkal and Katipalla during peak hours can pass through the beach. However, the RTO said that KSRTC and private bus owners are not ready to ply buses to beach as it is not profitable. Later, Ramanath Rai directed the RTO to start bus service from State Bank to Panamboor at the earliest.
Under NABARD project, the department has planned to develop Jamalabad fort road in Belthangady, Nelligudde- Karinjeshwara Temple road, Mudipu Kairangala village St Joseph Vaz church road and Sulthan Batheri- Urwa Market road in Mangaluru.
Karnataka Rural Infrastructural Development Limited officials said that Dakshina Kannada district has ben alloted Rs 13.72 crore under Overall Beach Development Project. The estimate is being prepared for the development of five beaches. DK Nirmithi Kendra official said that out of nine projects, one has been completed, four are under progress and three are yet to take off.