Government plans ‘Akhanda Godavari’ project to attract tourists

RAJAHMUNDRY: The state government is planning to develop the banks of River Godavari as tourist spots. The project is called 'Akhanda Godavari' and will be spread over 600 acre in East Godavari district and 300 acre in West Godavari district.

AP Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) managing director Girija Sankar had recently announced that nearly 50 investors had shown interest for tourism development in the Godavari districts. As part of the project, two resorts will be constructed in Magasanitippa and Picchukalanka and ropeways will be constructed near the famous temples of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha at Pattiseema and Korukonda.

According to Sankar, the project will be developed under the public private partnership (PPP) mode. The government had initially planned to execute the project at Rajahmundry and Kovvuur. But later it was extended to many banks and ghats of River Godavari including Pushkar ghats in both the Godavari districts.