Fishing-cum-eco park to be come up in Chennai

Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Friday said the government will set up a sports fishing-cum-eco park at Chetpet lake here.

Announcing this in the assembly, Jayalalithaa said the 15 acre lake will be regenerated at an outlay of Rs.42 crore and would include a sports fishing-cum-eco park.

She said several entertainment activities like adventure water sports, fishing, boat rides, open air theatre, play area for children and others will be set up.

Jayalalithaa said a fish food canteen will be set up and a multi-storied parking lot will also be constructed which would reduce the traffic congestion in that area.

She also added that the government would subsidise the cost of communication handsets used by fishermen and also set up necessary infrastructure.

Jayalalithaa said fishermen would be informed information received from the Hyderabad based Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Service.

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