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Mumbai gets new tourist spot - The Kanhoji Angre lighthouse off the Mumbai coast

Mumbai gets new tourist spot

The Kanhoji Angre lighthouse off the Mumbai coast will be promoted as the new tourist destination. A formal announcement was made by the Minister of Tourism, Dr K Chiranjeevi in Mumbai along with the Milind Deora, Minister of State for Shipping at the Port Trust Headquarters.

Speaking on the occasion, K Chiranjeevi said, "The Ministry has agreed to extend financial assistance for development of light houses as tourist attractions. In the first phase, the Kanhoji Angre Light house near Mumbai, the light house located at the Dolphin Nose Point in Visakhapatnam and Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram) near Chennai are being developed as pilot projects.

"The development of Kanhoji Angre Light House includes conservation of light house, viewing gallery, conservation of fort wall, tent style accommodation, construction of jetty and passenger terminal and electrification through solar power system. The thrust is on developing the new destination in an eco-friendly manner. The work at Kanhoji Angre Island is expected to be completed within 10 months.

The Kanhoji Angre light house is located on Kanhoji Angre Island, which was previously known as Kennery Island or Kandheri Island. The island is located nine nautical miles away from the Gateway of India and serves as an important land market at the entrance of the Mumbai harbour.