Goa’s Aguada jail to be revamped as tourist spot by March: CM


Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has stated the renovation of the historic jail at Aguada, which now not homes prisoners and is being developed as a tourist spot, will be accomplished in March this yr following which it be will be opened for guests.

Talking to reporters on Tuesday after a assessment assembly on the renovation of the 17th century construction, Sawant stated round 90 per cent work of the venture has been accomplished.

“We will complete the project in March this year after which it would be an important tourist attraction,” he stated.

The Portuguese-era construction, a part of the historic Aguada Fort at Sinquerim village close to the Mandovi river in North Goa district, may have a museum depicting the state’s liberation wrestle, he stated.

Two particular cells devoted to freedom fighters T B Cunha and Ram Manohar Lohia, the place they had been jailed in the course of the Portuguese rule, will be among the many highlights of this tourist spot, Sawant stated.

A senior official of the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) stated the enduring fort, which is a well-liked tourist vacation spot, is being developed at an estimated price of Rs 22 crore underneath the Centre’s ‘Swadesh Darshan Scheme’.

The jail on the fort was in use until 2015 following which it was denotified as a jail and handed over to the GTDC for renovation.

(This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.)

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