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Yercaud being spruced up for five-day flower show in May

R. Ilangovan

Five-day flower show to begin the second fortnight of May Ornamental dustbins also would be placed at various points. .


  • Ornamental dustbins would be placed at various points.
  • Master plan prepared
  • Rs. 4.48-crore Government sanction
  • High mast lamps at Rs. 9.95 lakhs

    SALEM: The annual summer festival and flower show in Yercaud, the hill resort near here, will be held for five days during the second fortnight of May.

    An official meeting chaired by the Collector, A. Sukumaran, decided this here. Attended by senior officials of various departments, the meeting had also drawn a detailed master plan to tone up the infrastructure in the hill station to make the tourists feel comfortable while staying. Each department had been assigned a specific job to make the festival a grand success.

    Security of visitors

    The areas that were discussed in detail included transport facilities, drinking water, food and above all security for the visitors.

    The officials concerned also accepted to improve the ghat road from Salem to the hill resort. An exhaustive plan had already been prepared to give a face-lift to the entire town.

    The Government had sanctioned Rs. 4.48 crores for the purpose. The improvement of the surroundings of various places in Yercaud, which included landscaping, developing parks, fencing the important sites, constructing public toilets and illuminating the tourists' places, would be taken up.

    High mast lamps would be provided at a cost of Rs. 9.55 lakhs near the lake and Anna Park. A new view- point also would be formed at Manjakuttai. Facilities would be created for tourists at the Shervaroyan temple at a cost of Rs. 14.80 lakhs.

    Two view- points also would be erected at the ghat road at an estimated cost of Rs. 14.60 lakhs.

    The Department of Forest had erected a fire prevention watchtower at the ghat road, which according to a senior official, could be used as viewpoint.

    Basic amenities would be added at Ladies Seat, Gents Seat and Pagoda View Point.

    The meeting also chalked a plan to conduct cultural events during the five-day festival to entertain the tourists.

    Sports events would be organised for tribal youths. Dog show and photo exhibition explaining the Government achievements would be staged.

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