Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated a Tourist Facilitation Centre established under PRASHAD Scheme at Guruvayur, Kerala.
The scheme aims at infrastructure development such as entry points (road, rail and water transport), last-mile connectivity, basic tourism facilities like information/interpretation centres, ATM/money exchange, eco-friendly modes of transport, area lighting and illumination with renewable sources of energy, parking, drinking water, toilets, cloakroom, waiting rooms, first aid centres, craft bazaars /haats/ souvenir shops/ cafeteria, rain shelters, telecom facilities, Internet connectivity etc. The project for “Development of Guruvayur” under the scheme was approved by the Ministry of Tourism with a cost of Rs. 45.36 crore in March 2017. The Tourist Facilitation Centre was completed at a cost of Rs. 11.57 crore. Other components of the project are CCTV network, infrastructure and multi-level car parking.