Development of Beaches in Vizag Smart City.

Development of Beaches from Bheemili to Revupolvaram in Vizag Smart City. AP Tourism should develop beaches at Bheemili, Mangamaripeta, Thotlakonda, Rushikonda, Saagar Nagar, RK Beach, Yarada, Gangavaram, Appikonda, Tantadi, Pudimadaka and Revupolavaram.

They should provide facilities like Water Sports, Beach volley ball, Beach Kabaddi, Para Sailing, Amusement Parks, Beach Shacks, Beach side Chairs, Cottages, Restaurants, Toilets etc. Casinos and Beer Parlours in some of these beaches to attract more tourists to the Vizag Smart City.

Casinos and Beach Beer Parlours in some of the above beaches to attract more tourists to the Vizag Smart City.

Also small luxury ship tourism should be introduced from Bheemili to RK Beach, RK Beach to Pudimadaka / Revupolavaram. The operators of these small luxury ships should provide restaurant, drinks, music, games etc in the Ship.

Millennium Tower to be ready by September,2017

16.02.2017 - Millennium Tower to be ready by September, 2017. It will have 2,00,000 sq.ft. of built-up space for allotment to plug-and-play operators. Cyclone-resistant Internet of Things-enabled Millennium Tower, work on which is progressing at a brisk place at the sea-facing Rushikonda hills, will become an iconic superstructure and showcase Visakhapatnam as the IT capital of 'Navya Andhra Pradesh.'

Being executed by the AP Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) and funded by the Information and Communication Technology Department of Andhra Pradesh, the construction of the building will be completed by September. Excluding cost for the four acres on which it is coming up, Rs. 180 crore is being spent on construction.

"Work on construction is progressing in a fast-tract mode and we are confident of making it a landmark to promote IT in Visakhapatnam with focus on start-ups and companies specialising in financial technologies and new-age technologies such as blockchain, IoT, cloud computing, and cyber security," V. Srinivasa Moorthy, CEO of AP Electronics and IT Agency (APEITA) told. The APEITA is an autonomous agency promoted by the government with its headquarters at the Cyber Valley, Rushikonda.

The Millennium Tower will have 2,00,000 sq.ft. of built-up space for allotment to plug-and-play operators. In addition, it will have 1,50,000 sq.ft. of space for parking. Under the ambitious project located close to the Sunrise Incubation Hub, two towers will come up. The first is expected to be completed by June/July.

Cruise Tourism in Vizag Smart City

11.02.2017: No progress on Cruise Tourism in Vizag Smart City, the Tourism Hub of Sunrise State of Andhra Pradesh. At least, AP Tourism should introduce small luxury ships by this summer season to attract more tourists to the Vizag.

Vizag Port Trust should construct a passenger jetty at Fishing Harbour / Coastal Battery to facilitate the operation of small luxury ships. AP Tourism should introduce Small luxury Ships and these luxury ships to be operated from Fishing Harbour/Coastal Battery and Bheemili Jetty, which will run between Bheemili to Yarada. The operators of these small luxury ships should provide restaurant, drinks, music, games etc in the Ship. This will give tourists the experience of going on a cruise.

For Sea Tourism, Passenger Jetties to be constructed at Fishing Harbour/Coastal Battery, Bheemili, Yarada, Revupolavaram to operate Small Luxury Ships / Cruise Ships. Vizag Port Trust has a proposal to construct the Cruise Terminal at Bhimili at an estimated cost of Rs 300 crore.

Vizag Smart City Railway Station Redevelopment

09.02.2017: Railways plan to lease out vacant land to redevelop Visakhapatnam station. Nearly 19,000 square metres of vacant land available with the Visakhapatnam railway station will be commercially exploited to give a facelift to the premier station. The estimated project cost is Rs 200 crore.

This was officially announced on Wednesday at the launching of phase-1 of railway station redevelopment programme by the Union railway ministry. Railway minister Suresh Prabhu formally announced it through a video-conference with the heads of select railway stations including Vizag from New Delhi in the presence of the media. We initially selected about 400 stations across the country including Vizag for redevelopment. In the first phase, we will redevelop 23 major railway stations.

While talking about Vizag station, Waltair divisional railway manager Chandralekha Mukherjee said the 19,000 square metres of vacant land comprises two parcels. One is 15,400 square meters and second one is 3,600 square metres. The available land is encroachment free and land titles are available with the railways. The revenue generated from commercial exploitation of the vacant land will be used to develop the Vizag station into a world-class one. The surplus generated will be used to fund modernisation of satellite railway stations. Railways will not require additional funding for development of the station, Mukherjee said. The invitation document was issued on February 8 and the last date of submission is May 24.

Sky Tower atop Kailasagiri Hill

08.02.2017: India's tallest Iconic Sky Tower 400 feet high will be coming up atop Kailasagiri Hill in Vizag Smart City, with an estimated project cost of ₹ 85 crore. VUDA will soon enter into an agreement with the German company, HUSS Park Attractions for building the sky tower.

CEO of Huss Park Attractions, German Company, Mirko J Schulze along with his Vice President, India operations, Vibhisha Jain arrived Vizag on monday to inspect the site atop kailasagir hill and interact with the local officials for building the 400 feet high iconic sky tower. The team visited the proposed project sige at Kailasagiri and collected soil samples and suggested that a typhoon grade tower has to be constructed to withstand a wind speed of 300 kmph. The German company needed 12 months to commission the project. The promoters signed an MOU with the State Government of Andhra Pradesh during the recent CII Partnership Summit and probably this will be the first tourism project to be put on fast track for execution.

Mega Convention Center @ APIIC Ground, Harbour Park Opposite RK Beach

28.01.2017 : Chief Minister, Mr. Chandrababu Naidu announced during the CII Partnership Summit 2017 that Govt is going to build a Mega Convention center, Hotel, Multiplexes, Shopping Complex at APIIC Ground, Harbour Park, where the CII summit is being held within 12 months and hopefully the next CII Partnership Summit or Sunrise AP Investment Meet 2018 will be held in that Convention Center.

Salient features of the mega convention center project are, an exhibition center, Five star hotel, shopping mall with multiplexes, leisure facilities or amusement park and food courts. Convention Centre - 5,000 pax. Exhibition Centre - 50,000 sq. ft. Hotel - 5 star 150 keys. Commercial complex/ plaza - Built up area - 200,000 sq. ft. Support facilities and infrastructure. Parking facility.

In order to promote the growth of the Hospitality sector and Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing, Exhibitions (MICE) under tourism industry in the state, and thereby to give an impetus to the local economy, it is envisaged to develop a Convention Center in Visakhapatnam Smart City.

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