KODERMA: The district administration has decided to give a facelift to the Tilaiya Dam to increase its popularity and attract more tourists and has earmarked Rs 2.2 crore for the purpose. The dam, which was the first of four multi-purpose dams included in the first phase of Damodar Valley Corporation, is constructed across Barakar River.
Deputy commissioner Ramesh Gholap said, “We have sent a proposal for administrative approval and hopefully the tender will be floated in two weeks for the beautification work. As per the plan, a watch tower, selfie points, cafeteria, sitting arrangements, a garden with a musical fountain, construction of toilets, eight kiosks and a rest house cum restaurant among other amenities will be made.”
“Arrangements of proper drinking water and a welcome gate will also be made,” Gholap said, adding the development of the dam will open employment opportunities for locals. Tilaiya Dam is one of the most popular and picturesque attractions of Koderma and people from Bihar, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh flock in great numbers here apart from local visitors.
In 2017, the Koderma district administration in association with the state tourist department had introduced a 32-seater double-decker boat and an eight-seater speed boat to draw tourists and improve the lives of boatmen.