Guwahati’s well-renowned tourism attraction, Dighalipukhuri Park that has been witnessing a huge turnout of visors lately will now undergo a makeover from the Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC).
ATDC has chalked out an array of developmental plans that include addition of more recreational facilities in the park to attract more footfalls, placing a toy train and an aquarium, increasing the number of boats from the present 14 to 20 among others.
To give a more attractive look to the park, a proposal of a hanging bridge has also been submitted to the concerned department. “The revenue earnings from the park in the financial year March 2009 to April 2010 have been to the tune of Rs 4.06 lakh. In the financial year 2008-2009, the revenue earned was Rs 3.80 lakh. The average collection of the park on any working day is around Rs 3000. However, Sundays are rush days and the park collects between Rs 5000 and above,” said an ATDC official.
The park authorities have recently intensified vigil around the park to avert any negative accidents and ensure safety and security to the citizens visiting the park. Guwahati, a popular city in eastern India is dotted with other tourism spots like Bhubaneshwari Temple, Guwahati Zoo, Vashishta Ashram, and Shiva Temple among others.