Parulekar should also see that the infrastructure for garbage collection and other amenities should be in place as well. Its not just about getting daily trains plying to Dudhsagar.
Tourism minister Dilip Parulekar has appealed to Union minister for railways Suresh Prabhu to intervene and request the Indian Railways to operate trains from Vasco to Dudhsagar on a daily basis without “unreasonable restrictions” to enable tourists to visit and view the cascading Dudhsagar waterfalls.
Parulekar, in a communique to Prabhu has assured that the Goa tourism department will co-ordinate and cooperate with the local district administration to ensure that all safety measures are in place and that lives of tourists are not endangered in any way.
Dudhsagar waterfalls was well-connected by the South Central Railways in the past. Last year, railway authorities banned passengers from alighting at Dudhsagar falls citing safety reasons.
The tourism minister has pointed out that with the onset of the monsoon, tourists are expressing disappointment at not being able to visit and view Dudhsagar falls.
Parulekar has drawn the attention of the Union minister for railways to that fact that Goa is promoting monsoon tourism in a big way and tourists holidaying in Goa wish to add Dudhsagar waterfalls to their itinerary.
The waterfalls which cascade through the Western Ghats is very popular and has become a must-visit after the success of the Bollywood movie ‘Chennai Express’.
“It is observed that after the success of this movie, large numbers of foreign and domestic tourists are desirous of visiting this place, which is indeed a site to behold, especially during the monsoon season,” said the minister.