Master plan for Tehri lake (13th Sep 2015) : Uttarakhand government is planning to make Tehri lake an international destination. It has an area of 42 sq. km. which is bigger than Dal lake. The preliminary feasibility report has been submitted by the IL & FS’s Infrastructure Development Corporation (IIDC).
The project has to be brought on the ground in early 2016. The ITDC is preparing master plan for tourism activities in Tehri lake. The master plan shall prepare a proposal to accommodate more than 50,000 tourists a day. The accommodation shall be world class with permanent and tenting housing. The activities shall be water and adventure sports. The area (40,000 acre) surrounding the lake shall be developed in three phases.
As per the report analysis, the number of tourists will increase from 1,000 to 55,000 per day during 2017 to 2037. The tourist flow will shoot up from 15,000 to 55,000 during 2027 to 2037. The tourist zone will have 328 hotels, 160 camps with 20 tents in each, 1050 home stay facilities and 240,000 sq. km. parking zone.
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