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Swadeshi Darshan planned on big level by APTDC

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | V L SHYAM SUNDAR
Published Feb 8, 2016, 4:43 am IST
Updated Feb 8, 2016, 4:43 am IST
The APTDC will set up 24x7 food courts in Tirupati and Tirumala for the convenience of the devotees.
APTDC logo (Photo: APTDC website)
 APTDC logo (Photo: APTDC website)

Tirupati: The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation plans to develop Tirupati, Kanipakam, and Srikalahasti as a tourist circuit to attract more tourists and is seeking Rs 200 crore from the Centre under the "Swadeshi Darshan" scheme.

The APTDC proposes to construct a Paryataka Bhavan in Tirupati and set up information counters of important tourist places in the country to promote tourism. The tourism departments of various states will set up their tourism information counters in the proposed building to give necessary information to the tourists.

 

The officials feel that Tirupati is an international tourist centre. Air India will soon start its international flights operation.

The international tourists who visit Tirupati will go to important tourist places in the country. The APTDC stresses the need to construct a star hotel for the convenience of international tourists in Tirupati.

The APTDC will set up 24x7 food courts in Tirupati and Tirumala for the convenience of the devotees and are seeking land allotment from the district administration for the same. Similarly, it will develop a hotel at Alipiri and improve facilities in its hotels.

 

The APTDC will provide dress changing rooms at Srikalahasti, Kanipakam for the convenience of devotees visiting the temples and it will improve facilities for devotees visiting important temples in Chittoor district. It will also improve greenery and beautify gardens near the temples.

The APTDC decided to engage an agency to prepare a detailed project report to develop Tirupa-ti, Kanipakam and Srika-lahasti as a tourist circuit.

The agency will prepare a detailed project re-port and the officials will submit the same to the Central government with the recommendations of the state government.

 

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, during his recent visit to Tirupati, assured that he would develop Tirupati, Kanipakam and Srikalahasti as a tourist circuit to attract more tourists and directed the TTD to develop all the tanks in Tirupati.

APTDC Tirupati divisional manager R.V. Suresh Kumar Reddy said, "We will engage an agency to prepare a detailed project report which will be submitted to the Centre through the state government to develop Tirupati, Kanip-akam and Srikalahasti as a tourist circuit. We are seeking Rs 200 crore under the "Swadeshi Darshan Scheme".

 

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