Landmark tourism project 'Mangaluru Eye' approved to enhance City's skyline

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Jun 16: A project titled 'Mangaluru Eye', inspired by landmarks like Dubai's Burj Khalifa and Paris's Eiffel Tower, has been approved to bolster tourism in the city, attracting both domestic and international visitors.

The green light for the project was given recently at a meeting in Bengaluru chaired by legislative assembly speaker U T Khader and district in-charge minister Dinesh Gundu Rao. Estimated at a cost of Rs 90 crore, the project aims to capitalise on Dakshina Kannada's scenic beauty, including its beaches and the Western Ghats, as well as its rich religious, cultural, and folk traditions that draw tourists from across India and abroad each year.

Tourists typically visit Dakshina Kannada for its temples before moving on to Bekal in Kerala, waterfalls, and Goa. The 'Mangaluru Eye' initiative intends to encourage visitors to extend their stays in Mangaluru by offering a range of attractions.

Planned to commence near the Skating Ground near KPT, the project's location strategically connects the airport, railway station, beach, and national highway.

Speaker U T Khader has directed Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Mullai Mugilan to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) and submit the proposal to the government.

'Mangaluru Eye' will feature an imposing lighthouse-like structure providing scenic views of the city and the sea, luxurious accommodations with swimming pools, a shopping center, indoor games, a children's amusement park, a basement convention center, and ample parking facilities.

The approval marks a significant step towards enhancing Mangaluru's tourism infrastructure and attracting more visitors, thereby contributing to the local economy and tourism sector.





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  • JADS, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jun 17 2024

    If this is waste of taxpayers money, do you also agree that The Statue of Unity in Gujrat cost around ₹2,989 crore and waste of money?? Actually for Tourism some projects are required and Mangaluru has tourism potential which need to developed and implemented accordingly.

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  • Peter, mangalore

    Mon, Jun 17 2024

    lets see some project drawings first.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 17 2024

    Any development projects should be given to reputed good companies, If they give for uneducated and illiterate contractor, now the same thing will happen like to Pumpwell Flyover , Pumpwell bus stand, newly not completed DC office at Padi, more than that concrete road work, digging all the time. Don't waste taxpayer money. Before giving contract, discuss with some intelligent local persons. According to me Mangalore is not developed since last 30 years.

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  • Madhusudan, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 17 2024

    Another WASTE OF TAXPAYERS' MONEY when Mangalore has serious problems which are NEGLECTED by local politicians and bureaucrats - like poor quality of main roads and drainage systems, increasing water shortage in summer, inefficient public services and regular power cuts.

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