GTDC to develop Central Jail Aguada as a tourist attraction

first_imgGoa Tourism Development Corporation’s (GTDC) mega project to convert the old Central Jail, Aguada into a Museum is taking solid ground and the spadework has already begun. The Corporation has involved both the Goa Heritage Action Group (GHAG) and Goa’s freedom fighters in this project as the Aguada Jail Museum project intends reviving and restoring history, heritage and will encompass it all as an attractive location for tourists visiting Goa.Nilesh Cabral, Chairman, Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC), said, “GTDC has started working on a project that will preserve the heritage structure and showcase Goa’s freedom struggle and be a true tribute to the heroic deeds and glorious sacrifices of all those who took part in Goa’s Liberation.”The Master Plan for developing Aguada Jail at Sinquerim into a tourist destination includes creating activity zones, viewing galleries, amenity zones, tourist information centers, improvement of temple and chapel areas, improving the prison cells, prison corridors, walls, pathways, seating, water fountains, illumination of the jail campus, café, improvement of the aquifer duct area and a lot more.Prajal Sakhardande of GHAG, said, “We have fervently requested the tourism officials to ensure that the historicity and heritage of Aguada Jail be well maintained and landmarks within the Jail projected prominently. We are confident that this project once completed will enhance the history and heritage of Aguada Jail.”last_img

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