Jharkhand’s Tenughat Dam to be lit up with solar lights to attract tourists
Tenughat Dam, a prime tourist spot in the state, is all set to get illuminated with solar lights. Every year in winter, the placid waters of the lake attract hundreds of migratory birds and avian-lovers. The administration has decided to beautify and develop the area given the huge tourism potential it holds.
The stretch leading to the dam will be decked out in solar lights like the enchanting Marine Drive in Mumbai.
The district administration has sent a proposal in this regard to the state government. Apart from the dam, the administration has chalked out a mega plan to illuminate and beautify the picturesque Jhumra Hills close by. SDO Bermo Kuldeep Choudhary on Monday met the authorities of the Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) to discuss the plan.
“The JREDA responded positively. We have started surveying the spot where the solar street lights will be installed. Tenughat is our priority. The lights will attract tourists at night,” said Choudhary.
The administration also has plans to install solar lights in all the villages in the 11 panchayats in the Jhumra Hills. The place offers a panoramic view of the surroundings but tourists avoid going to this spot because of the presence of Maoists.
DC Rai Mahimapat Ray informed solar lights will be installed at all the 11 panchayats under the Jhumra Action Plan. “We have identified areas for panchayat bhawans in each of the 11 panchayats. Primary, health sub-centres and block offices will have solar lights,” said Ray.