The Chief Minister of Goa said the renovation of the historic Aguada Prison, which no longer houses prisoners and is being developed as a tourist spot, will be completed in March this year, after which it will be opened. to visitors.
Panaji | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the renovation of the historic Aguada Prison, which no longer houses prisoners and is in the process of becoming a tourist spot, will be completed in March this year, after which it will be open to visitors.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday after a review meeting on the renovation of the 17th-century structure, Sawant said about 90 percent of the project’s work was complete.
“We will complete the project in March of this year, after which it will be a major tourist attraction,” he said.
The Portuguese-era structure, which is part of the historic Aguada Fort in the village of Sinquerim near the Mandovi River in the North Goa District, will have a museum depicting the state liberation struggle, a- he declared.
Two special cells dedicated to freedom fighters TB Cunha and Ram Manohar Lohia, where they were imprisoned during Portuguese rule, will be among the highlights of this tourist spot, Sawant said.
A senior official from the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) said the iconic fort, which is a popular tourist destination, is being developed at an estimated cost of Rs 22 crore as part of the Centre’s ‘Swadesh Darshan Scheme’. .
The fort prison was in use until 2015, after which it was denoted as a prison and handed over to the GTDC for renovation.
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