APTDC To Turn Island Villages In Godavari Into Tourist Detinations

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The new Akhanda Godavari Authority Project launched by the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) intends to convert all the island villages of Godavari into promising tourist attractions. This apart, plans are also on to give a massive facelift to the irrigation canals and unused buildings that are owned by the government.

To this effect, APTDC has identified six island villages and has hired a private agency to prepare a detailed project report on the same.

The islands that have been identified for development are:





Ketharavalilanka; and an

Island between Havelock and Arch Bridges in Dowleswaram

The unused bungalows that are still in possession of the Irrigation department will be taken over by the Tourism for converting into tourist accommodation. Rs 3 Cr has been allotted to beautify and renovate these buildings.

“In the first phase, we will renovate buildings in Pasalapudi and Lolla villages. Not just for tourists, these buildings can also be used to accommodate film crews who often visit the villages” said Mr. Amarendra, Executive Director, APTDC.

The APTDC is also planning to arrange permanent illuminations on the Havelock Bridge as well as the pedestrian pathway, besides opening food courts and floating restaurants on the Godavari.



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