Chennai’s top tourist attractions lose sheen after weeks of lockdown | Chennai News

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CHENNAI: While the government is hashing out ways to revive tourism, visitors may choose to skip major attractions in the city as many are in disarray. Spots that attracted hundreds of tourists daily before the pandemic struck, now sport poor and damaged infrastructure.
TOI found that most of the equipment in the children’s play area on Elliot’s beach promenade was broken or badly damaged, hinting that no maintenance work had been taken up for a year. The play area in Besant Nagar was developed a few years ago under the Swadesh Darshan project. Elliot’s and Marina beaches are among
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NATPAC to study sustainability, safety aspects of Water Metro

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The National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (NATPAC) will commence a comprehensive two-year-long study from July-end on the sustainability and safety aspects of the ₹747-crore Kochi Water Metro project, to shed light on the manifold advantages of water transport over other commuting modes.

The study will cover aspects like the quantum of investment in the project vis-a-vis manifold expected gains, like a fall in air and sound pollution caused by other modes of transport when people shift to waterway transport, reduction in congestion and accidents, to name a few, said NATPAC director Samsom Mathew.

Based on the detailed project report

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A boutique motel is opening just outside of Toronto and it’s the perfect weekend getaway

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Summer is here, and it’s the perfect time to get out and explore. Toronto is surrounded by charming small-towns that are just a short drive away and make for the perfect weekend getaway.

And now there’s a new boutique motel in Thornbury, ON that can be added to the list. Penny’s Motel is officially open July 1.


The motel is steps away from numerous activities including the Georgian Trail, Thornbury Village, Bayview Park, the Blue Mountains, Thornbury Harbour and the sandy beach at Georgian Bay. 

The site reads, “Your hub for the ultimate Georgian Bay experience.” 

Owner of

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On The Hunt for That Best Vacation Deal? Check These Sites First

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Getting the best vacation deal can be achieved through research, comparison, and timing. Booking a packaged vacation inclusive of flight, accommodations, and land transportation can be time-saving and sometimes cheaper – but it isn’t always the case. The best approach is to identify your options and browse through them to be able to make a comparison of different vacation deal combinations, and you will be surprised.

Sometimes, it is better to book your flight separately or your car rentals separately as some are cheaper that way. If you are planning to have a vacation and are on the hunt for

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