Andhra Pradesh Current Affairs - 2019
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Union tourism Ministry approved Rs.45 crore to AP Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) for the development of Visakhapatnam-Bheemunipatnam Beach Corridor Mega Circuit. It will cover the stretch of 26km which goes along the beach between two Ports in Andhra Pradesh.
- Provide state of art transport facilities between the two major tourist port locations.
- Earn global recognition to tourism at Visakhapatnam.
- APTDC has appointed APTICO and ILFS agency to prepare a feasibility report of the project.
- Development will include:
i) Raised side footpaths and kerbs,
ii) Straight and improvement of curves,
iii) Widening of bridges & culverts,
iv) Central lighting,
v) View points on beachfront at selected places,
vi) Providing shelters and sanitation facilities.
Key tourism Spots:
- Tenneti Park
Aruna Bahuguna, Senior IPS Officer (1979-batch Andhra Pradesh cadre officer) appointed Special Director General of CRPF, India’s largest paramilitary force. She became the first women officer to be appointed to the top position. Her husband S. Jayaraman is also an IPS officer of the 1977 batch of West Bengal cadre and is presently special secretary in the Union home ministry handling internal security.