Bhubaneswar: Children, below 14 years of age, and differently-abled visiting SFX theatre and aquarium museum inside Odisha Maritime Museum in Cuttack will be allowed 50 per cent discount on the tickets and free entry respectively.
This was decided at the fourth Governing Body meeting of Odisha State Maritime Museum Trust, which was chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here on Thursday.
Expansion of the aquariums and installment of mirror maze were also discussed.
The Chief Minister also directed development and beautification of riverfront facing the museum.
The meeting also decide to disburse 21 days’ extra salary in a year to the museum employees, since they have been working on holidays. The salary of the employees will also be revised.
The maritime museum in Cuttack has become a popular tourist destination in Odisha. The footfall of tourists has been increased over the years.
The Chief Minister also laid emphasis on creating awareness about Odisha’s maritime history among the students by distributing information booklets on the museum.
Among others, Cuttack MP Bhartruhari Mahtab and Cuttack Collector were present.