The Veli Tourist Village near Thiruvananthapuram will soon be a no-plastic zone. Tourism Village Deputy Director, Vijaya Kumaran said the 13-acre verdant piece of land that abutted the estuary of the Veli lagoon could be counted as one of the most frequented domestic tourism destinations in Kerala. More than 5,000 persons visit the tourist village each day.
Tourism officials said that visitors will not be allowed to carry plastic bags or containers into the park. The Kerala Tourism Development Corporation, which manages the village will set up drinking water fountains to persuade visitors not to carry bottled water into the park, reported the Hindu.