New Tourist projects in the State
HYDERABAD: The Chief Minister OF Andhrapradesh Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today at a meeting with tourism minister and officials at Secretariat decided to give a big boost to some of the main tourist spots in the State. TheAndhrapradesh State Government has decided to develop 500 acres at Nizamsagar as a big tourist spot on the lines of Mysore Brindavan gardens. The Chief Minister YSR also gave green signal to the proposal to establish three star hotels—one 5-star, one 4-star and one 3-star hotel on PPP model on tourism department site near the National Academy of Construction and Hitex in Hyderabad. He asked the department to proceed with the calling of tenders etc.
The Chief Minister YSR also reviewed the project of developing eco-adventure tourism Resort and Mini Golf Course of Idupulapaya in Kadapa District. Tender for the project has been approved and work has been entrusted to the contractor and the project would consist of entrance plaza, administrative unit, and restaurant and conference hall, cottages with 16 rooms, Viewtowers-2, parking and landscaping. The Mini Golf Course consultant is appointed and design & estimates will be completed by 15th October, 2008, tenders by the end of November and the mini Golf Course will be completed by March 2009. The total cost of the project is Rs. 3.80 crores.
The Itchapuram (Srikakulam district) tourism project costing Rs. 10 crores would be completed by the Social Welfare Engg. Department and Rs. 40 lakhs are already been released towards this. The project would consist of open air theatre, landscaping, compopund wall etc.
A 4-star Hotel would be constructed at the National Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (NITHM) and this would have 200 plus rooms and 100 plus service apartments within an area of 3 acres. It would be used as training centre for the students of the NITHM. The project would consist of centrally air-conditioned Wi-fi enabled rooms and suites, restaurants, banquet halls, health spa and gym, swimming pool, indoor games, tourism kiosk, souvenir shop, business centre and landscaping. The NITHM will call for global expression of interest for the bidders to establish the 4-star hotel and service apartments. Areas around Nagarjunasar would also be developed as an international tourist spot.
Minister for Tourism, A. Ramanarayan Reddy, Managing Director, A.P.Torurism Development Corporation, Jayesh Ranjan, Director, Tourism, Mr Ghosh and other officials attended the meeting.