As an Island tourism project coming up in Nayar Kudru, the tiny island of Tannirbhavi Beach won’t be the same as before, it is going to have a transformation like not before.
The Mangalore Smart City Limited(MSCL) has earmarked Rs 40 crore to develop various tourism activities in Nayar Kudru. The special purpose vehicle (SPV) will develop various infrastructures to commence water sports, a music academy and recreational activities in Nayar Kudru. MSCL officials said the project will be implemented in an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode.
MSCL general manager Arun Prabha told that the SPV has already prepared plans to develop both sides of Sultan Battery and Tannirbhavi under a sea link, which will be taken up at an estimated cost of Rs 84 crore. A 260m long pedestrian-only hanging bridge will be constructed across the Phalguni River, to connect two major tourism destinations—Sultan Battery and Tannirbhavi. Meanwhile, Nayar Kudru, a tiny island located near Tannirbhavi will also be developed, to make it an attractive tourist destination. To promote cultural activities, an open auditorium with a music academy has also been planned in Nayar Kudru, besides water sports and other activities, he said.
A proposal has already been approved by the MSCL board to commence various tourism activities at Nayar Kudru. The process of the tender has also begun to develop the island at an estimated cost of Rs 40 crore. In fact, the MSCL has reserved nearly Rs 200 crore for the much-anticipated waterfront project to be taken up in a phased manner. The area-based development (ABD) area under the Mangaluru Smart City Mission has 5.1 km of waterfront starting from the Nethravati bridge in the south of Mangaluru city.
The project intends to develop the waterfront as an active recreational and commercial area with waterfront gardens, parks, pedestrian-friendly walkways, bicycle tracks, boardwalks, a nature park and adventure sports.