The district tourism development committee on Wednesday approved a master plan for development of certain tourist spots at an estimated cost of Rs 13.80 crore, according to collector Saurabh Gaur.
Speaking on the occasion, he said Ponnada hill would be developed on the lines of Kailasgiri in Visakhapatnam. Similarly, a boat ride facility would be introduced at Siripuram tank in Santhakaviti mandal. Various facilities would be introduced at Venkatarayudu tank at Palakonda. Arasavilli and Srikurmam temples would be developed.
Beaches would be developed at Sunnapugedda, Madduvalasa, Telineelapuram Vijayaditya Park and other beaches. The collector directed the officials to send proposals to the Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA) for development of Ponnada hill.
The Vijayaditya Park would be developed with the private public partnership (PPP). He asked the officials to prepare estimates for a park from RIMS to the swimming pool on the seashore.
Gaur directed the tourism housing officials to hand over guest houses to the Srikurmam Devasthanam as early as possible.
The forest department should take care of construction of Bird Watch Tower at Telukunchi village in Itchapuram mandal.