Yes, that is right. INS Viraat is all set to become India’s top tourist destination soon, going by the recent development.
AP State Government is now planning to establish a joint venture company between both state and union governments in order to turn INS Viraat into a tourist destination.
A long meeting commenced between Vice Admiral HCS Bisht and CM in Vijayawada yesterday. Bisht interacted with the CM about handing over Viraat to the State Government. The CM then informed Bisht about the ongoing plans of launching a joint venture company.
Lot of exciting plans ahead with INS Viraat if things go as planned. The renowned aircraft carrier will be remodeled to become an exciting tourist destination bound to attract travelers from across.
The primary plans are to convert INS Viraat either into a hotel in the sea, or a museum. As many as 500 people can be accommodated comfortably on board at any given point of time.
There are 1,500 rooms that are available inside INS Viraat that can be revamped for either a hotel structure or the museum with rooms.
INS Viraat will be decommissioned by the Indian Navy in January 201