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Kerala to review safety of tourist spots

Last Updated: Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 18:38

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government
has decided to make a thorough review of safety of tourism
centres in the state following the Thekkady boat tragedy which
claimed 44 lives.

As part of this, state Tourism Minister Kodiyeri
Balakrishnan has convened a meeting of Forest and Water
Resources ministers and top officials of the departments here
on Monday.
An official source said the meeting would take stock
of the situation in tourism centres, especially of five major
boating centres.

The meeting would evolve measures to be taken to
ensure safety of tourists coming to major tourism spots, the
source said here today.

Thekkady, located in the Periyar Wildlife sanctuary,
is the oldest and internationally known tourism spot in
"Safety of boating and allied activities have become
vital since water tourism has emerged as a major attraction of
Kerala," the source said.

The mishap occurred on Wednesday when the tourist boat
capsized after cruising five km.

Bureau Report

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First Published: Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 18:38
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