Pondicherry has now reopened its tourist sites with a capacity of 50%

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Tourists can now travel to Pondicherry as the government has decided to reopen with 50% capacity. The destination has already opened its tourist destinations from July 16 as the infection rate has started to drop. While the Pondicherry government has already extended the lockdown until July 31, it has also reopened some tourist destinations such as the Botanical Gardens and Chunnambar Boathouse.

Public Works Minister K Lakshminarayanan said in a statement: “We have decided to reopen tourist sites at 50% capacity with strict instructions to comply with appropriate Covid-19 behavior. The Chunnambar Boathouse, a private boathouse and other tourist sites, run by the government, resumed operations from Friday.On the first day of reopening, collection at the government boathouse stood at 89,000. Tourists began to visit Pondicherry in large numbers after the second wave of infection started to subside.We can see Pondicherry slowly returning to normal from this weekend.



Along with destinations, the territory has also been allowed to reopen bars and restaurants housed in hotels, guesthouses and lodges. Furthermore, the government of Pondicherry has also proposed to launch a home delivery service for alcoholic beverages within the territory. This has been suggested in order to reduce crowds in liquor stores, which can lead to more infections.

Lakshminarayanan also said Pondicherry plans to grant permission for all activities in a phased manner, so that all sectors can have a chance of revival. He added: ‘If people are unruly we will revive special wings like the tourist police to ensure compliance.’

Tourism is of course very important for Pondicherry, and it is important to relaunch it as much as it is important to ensure the safety of tourists and residents.

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