Kochi: The Kadambrayar village tourism project, which has for long failed to take off, is all set for a revival with tourism minister Kadakampally Surendran inaugurating the suspension bridge on Thursday. The bridge at Manakkakadavu was built at a cost of Rs 1.25 crore.
“Tourist arrivals which had declined in the past few years are expected to pick up with opening of suspension rope-bridge at Pazhanganad on Kakkanad-Perumbavoor route,” said a senior tourism official.
The first suspension bridge at Kadambrayar was built at a cost of Rs 90 lakh back in 2010 and a walkway extending to nearly a kilometer set up thereafter. However, the project attracted not much takers.
Tourists began to arrive in increased numbers after the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) introduced boating last year. But the five boats were withdrawn after they got damaged in the August floods....