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India's longest drive-in beach to get Rs 50 cr facelift

IANS  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Billed as the longest drive-in beach in the country, extending close to six kilometres, beach in Kerala is all set to get a Rs 50 crore facelift, an said on Monday.

Speaking to the media here, (KTDC) Chairman, said it includes a state of the art facility centre and new rooms.

beach was featured by the among the top six best beaches for driving in the world.

"The beach is located in in district which is the constituency of We will give this destination a huge facelift by way of new rooms and facilities for the visitors.

"Despite its uniqueness, this destination has not received much response. We will invest Rs 50 crore to make it a world-class destination," said Vijayakumar, a former of the CPI-M.

State-owned KTDC has over 800 rooms spread across 28 properties in the state, ranging from seven luxury to budget hotels. It also has 40 beer parlours and three boating points, and in all there are around 2,000 employees.

"This year we will invest Rs 150 crore in new ventures besides revamping existing facilities and we will ensure to see that the professionalism in our service improves," said R. Rahul, KTDC

Despite the after-effects of GST and demonetisation, KTDC ended the previous calendar year (2017) with its operating profit touching Rs 32 million, up by Rs 10 million in the previous calendar year.



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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 15:54 IST