Lifeguards at Dudhsagar soon, says Parulekar


 Besides beaches, the tourism department will ensure placement of lifeguards at locations like Dudhsagar waterfall in the new tender which is to be floated, tourism minister Dilip Parulekar said on Thursday.
Parulekar said that the tourism department has added new provisions in the new tender to enhance safety of tourists. He is also of the personal opinion that the Sunburn music festival should be shifted to South Goa where there will be less congestion. The government-appointed committee to look into mega-tourism events in Goa is meeting on Friday and will decide on the issue, Parulekar said.
Parulekar added that his department is trying to expedite the Miramar-Reis Magos 1.25 km ropeway. While the department has land at Miramar to put up the necessary infrastructure, it has none at Reis Magos. It will therefore request the Reis Magos communidade for the same. The centre has sanctioned 7 crore for the project.
On tourism land lying vacant near Fort Aguada, Parulekar said that it was leased to a resort but since the government could not provide the necessary infrastructure, the resort could not utilize it. The department is trying to take it back. [TOI]