Union minister of state for tourism K Chiranjeevi on Saturday arrived to screaming fans, as he laid the foundation stone for the much-touted Visakhapatnam-Bheemli Beach Corridor Circuit project at Bheemli near here.
After laying the foundation stone for development of the project, Chiranjeevi recalled old memories of his visit to Bheemli, where he worked for his film Aaradhana in 1987. He said that he fell in love with the beach for the first time, when he saw it in the movie ‘Maro Charitra’ and ever since, has visited the beaches many times for his movies.
The Union tourism ministry has sanctioned Rs 45.89 crore to Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) for the development of the beach corridor project which is expected to be implemented within 18 months.
The state has initiated the development of projects worth more than Rs 1,000 crore on public-private partnership (PPP) mode.
Minister for infrastructure and investments Ganta Srinivas Rao said that a good amount of funds have been approved for the development of Andhra Pradesh, with science centres and others.
He felt that the Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) norms should be liberalised for the development of the beach corridor.