Projects

Pending Projects / Proposals

Air Craft TU-142 Museum

27.03.2017 : Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority - Addendum and Revised Request For Proposal - "Conversion of Decommissioned Aircraft TU -142 into a Museum and Refurbishment at Visakhapatnam" Last of date of submission of Bids: 4-04-2017 up to 17:00 Hrs - Opening of technical qualification proposals 6-04-2017 at 11:00 Hrs along with presentation and mode of operation by the Bidders - Opening of Financial Bids: 6-04-2017 at 17:00 Hrs. For more details visit www.vuda.gov.in (Source: VUDA website)

14.03.2017 : VUDA has inviting Request For Proposals (RFP) for Conversion of Decommissioned Aircraft TU -142 into a Museum and Refurbishment at Visakhapatnam. Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority intends to invite bidders for Dismantling, transporation and reassembling of the Aircraft unit TU-142. The place of Dismantling at INS Dega, Visakhapatnam. The place of assembling is at selected location at,Visakhapatnam Urban Area. Refurbishing and convert into a museum. RFP should be delivered by 28.03.2017. For more details visit www.vuda.gov.in (Source: VUDA website)


International Convention Center at APIIC ground, Harbour Park opp: RK Beach.

27.03.2017 : Corrigendum No. INCAP/AP/Convention Centre/VSPM/04/2017/01, dated: 24.03.2017 - Extension of Bid Due Date - Bid Due Date: 1500 hrs on 01/05/2017 (Monday) For more details and RFP Volumes visit www.incap.co.in/tenders

27.02.2017 : International Convention Center @ APIIC Ground, Harbour Park, Opp: RK Beach in Vizag Smart City. Infrastructure Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited (INCAP) invited Request for Proposals (RFP) from reputed firms for Selection of the Developer for Development of International Convention Center under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. Bid Due Date is 31.03.2017. For more details and RFP Volumes visit www.incap.co.in/tenders

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.

As per the latest development, Govt handed over the responsibility to APIIC, GVMC and VUDA officials to assess the estimated cost and the officers estimated that Rs. 500 crores required for construction of International Convention Center with 3,000 seating capacity, 5 star hotel, Exhibition halls, Commercial complex. The distance from Airport to the proposed Convention center is 12 Kms and from the Railway station is 3 kms only and it is also nearer to the sea coast.

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.


Sky Tower atop Kailasagiri Hill

14.03.2017: VUDA invites Expression of Interest (EOI) proposals from reputed Developers / Agencies "Towards Development of Sky Tower in an area of 5 acres on the top of Kailasagiri with creations of components like amusement and recreation attractions, food court, party areas etc. The last date for submission of EOI is 28.03.2017. For more details visit VUDA website www.vuda.gov.in. (Source: VUDA website)

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.


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.


Development of Simhachalam Temple

27.06.2016 : The State Government Andhra Pradesh had drawn a master plan to develop famous hill shrine Simhachalam with good amenities and infrastrucutre at a cost of ₹ 162 cr. With the new facilities around 1 crore pilgrims can also be accommodated on the Hill Shrine.

27.06.2016 : As per the plan, around 5 zones to be developed. Fize zones that will be developed are Hilltop, Adavivaram, Pushkarini, foothill and sunday market. There are many invaluable herbs and medicinal plants on the Simhachalam hills and efforts will be put into conserve and preserve them.

Arrangements are being made for LED lights, construction of view point with 6.5 crores, 20 wooden cottages, conference hall etc., also developing USP for Lord Sri Varaha Lakshmi Nrusimhaswamy temple at Simhachalam.


Development of Mudasarlova Park

22.03.2017 - REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) for Landscape Consultant - The Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA) invites RFP proposal from reputed Consultancy Agencies, towards "SELECTION OF ARCHITECTURAL AND LANDSCAPE CONSULTANT FOR PREPARATION OF MASTER PLAN & UPGRADATION FOR MUDASARLOVA PARK AS INTERNATIONAL TOURIST DESTINATION IN VISAKHAPATNAM, ANDHRA PRADESH"

Reputed Consultancy Agencies interested in the above work and meeting the eligibility criteria may submit the application before due date 3-4-2017 by 3.00 PM. The Application form and RFP / Bid Document may be downloaded from VUDA official website vuda.gov.in

GVMC proposed to develop Mudasarlova Park in an area of 150 acres with an estimated cost of ₹ 30 cr. Beautiful landscapping, childrens park, gymnasium, yoga zone, golf court, jungle book tree house, musical fountain, walking, cycling tracks, water sports, conference rooms, auditorium for cultural programmers, sitout lawns are to be provided in the park.


Development of Kambalakonda Nature Park

Development of Kambalakonda Nature Park into an ideal destination for eco-tourism park. On a sprawling 7,146 hectares on National Highway 16 lies the Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary. This reserve forest is one of the major green zones in the city, complete with green hills, forests and a reservoir. DFO said that World Bank has sanctioned Rs. 1.29 for development of Kambalakonda. With the funds, we plan to build a natural trekking path, circulation tanks, jetty, desilt the check dams, repair the river crossing unit or the ropeway, get new fibre boats and life jackets, ensure essential amenities for visitors, install a chained mesh around the park to prevent escape of deer or other animals and set up streetlights and fire-fighting equipment.

As part of the formation of city forests, part of kambalakonda wildlife sanctuary was identified for development of Maha Viskha Nagar Vanam covering an extent of 160.19 hectares. The components of Maha Visakha Nagar Vanam are formation of walking path, childrens park, watch towers, rest places, trekking path, butterfly park, theme park, environmental education centre, night safari, plantation of native and ornamental forest species.

Vanamahotsavam festival at Kambalakonda! In the reserve forest of Kambalakonda wildlife sanctuary around 2000 saplings planted. This reserve forest spread over 7,146 hectares no other city in India has that much of forest.

As part of the formation of city forests, part of kambalakonda wildlife sanctuary was identified for development of Maha Viskha Nagar Vanam covering an extent of 160.19 hectares. The components of Maha Visakha Nagar Vanam are formation of walking path, childrens park, watch towers, rest places, trekking path, butterfly park, theme park, environmental education centre, night safari, plantation of native and ornamental forest species.


Development of Indira Gandhi Zoological Park (ZOO), Safari Park, Sea Water Aquarium

Zoo Park, Safari Park & Sea Water Aquarium - World Bank to grant Rs. 35 cr aid  to City Zoo park to take up five major projects. Safari Park in an area of 30 hectares of land opposite the Zoo and serves as an Animal Rescue Center. Sea water aquarium near Zoo park. Captive breeding of three new species, Mouse Deer, Rusty spotted Cat, Fishing Cat. Making new enclosures & Repairs and remodelling.

Safari Park in an area of 30 hectares of land opposite the Zoo and serves as an Animal Rescue Center and Sea water aquarium near Zoo park.

World Bank granted Rs. 35 cr to City Zoo park to take up five major projects.

Safari Park in an area of 30 hectares of land opposite the Zoo and serves as an Animal Rescue Center.

Sea water aquarium near Zoo park.

Captive breeding of three new species, Mouse Deer, Rusty spotted Cat, Fishing Cat.

Making new enclosures.

Repairs and remodelling.


Vysakhi Kala Tarangini Auditorium @ MVP Colony

03.09.2016 : Stone set to Vysakhi Kala Tarangini Auditorium by HRD Minister, Mr. Ganta Srinivasa Rao and Panchayat Raj Minister, Mr. Ayyanna Patrudu - VUDA is deloping the Auditorium at a cost of Rs. 32.5 crore and the construction is expected to be completed within 18 months from now. Vysakhi Kala Tarangini Auditorium will come up in an extent of 1.49 acres adjacent to Rythu Bazaar in MVP Colony. It will have 3 convention halls, mini amphi theatre, mini out door theatre and shopping arena. Facility is also being created to park about 100 cars and 200 two wheelers. (Deccan Chronicle e-paper article published on September 3, 2016).

Ravindra Bharati-like cultural complex to be built by VUDA on 1.6-acre site in MVP Colony beside Rythu Bazaar with a seating capacity of 1500 seats. HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said a landmark auditorium with a cost of Rs.30 crore would come up at MVP Colony, making the city a cultural hub.


Gurajada Kalakshetram Auditorium

27.03.2017 : Renovation works of Gurajada Kalaksheram at Siripuram Junction adjacent to VUDA Children Arena are going at full swing and will be completed within 2/3 months.

To complete the renovation of Gurajada Kalakshetram Open Air Auditorium at Siripuram Junction.

28.03.2016 : Renovation of Gurajada Kalakshetram Open Air Auditorium. The project being taken up by Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority with an outlay of Rs. 5.7 crore would help make it the choice of venue for cultural programmes.


Sea Tourism

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.

For development of Sea Tourism, Small luxury Ships to be introduced.  These luxury ships to be operated from Fishing Harbour / Bheemili Jetty, which will run between Bheemili - Fishing Harbour - Yarada. The operators of these small luxury ships should provide restaurant, drinks, music, games  etc in the Ship. 

Small Cruise ships can be introduced  to places like Kakinada Hope Island, Kalingapatnam beach, tourists can leave in the morning and return by evening spending time on the high seas. This will give tourists the experience of going on a cruise.

Cruise liners will be operated between Vizag to Andaman, Lakshadweep, Srilanka & Singapore.

Cruise Tourism

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.


Vistadome Rail Coaches (Glass domed)

Ms. Chandralekha Mukherjee said that most awaited and longterm dream of equipping Vizag - Araku scenic route with vistadome coaches most likely to be realized by May,2017, to facilitate the operation of a vistadome coaches, the platforms also need a lot work, which is under process. The specially designed transparent acrylic coach enables passengers to see all dimensions of nature from the comfort of their seats, which would attract more tourists to Araku valley. The train line passes through 84 bridges and 58 tunnels.

Vistadome Coaches (see-through glass coaches) on Kirandol Passenger on scenic route- Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley train. East Coast Railway Divisional Railway Manager, Ms. Chandralekha Mukherjee said that glass domed rail coaches will be added to the Vizag to Kirandul passenger train.


Heli-Tourism

25.08.2016 : MoU signed for heli-tourism - Chopper services to be operated from Dasara - Paving the way for starting of helicopter tourism from Dasara, VUDA and Sky Choppers Logistics Private Limited signed an MoU here on Wednesday in the presence of HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao. The HRD Minister said the agency would be allotted 1.95 acres of land on lease for construction of helipad and three rooms at VUDA Park to operate the services in lieu of payment of Rs.50,000 a month to VUDA. VUDA secretary A. Srinivas and Chandrasekhar of the agency signed the MoU. Two packages - one covering Kailasagiri to Bhimunipatnam and second covering Agency areas of Araku and Lammasingi would be offered. The fare and modalities will be worked out by VUDA and the agency. The passengers will have an insurance cover of Rs.10 lakh.

Sky Choppers Logistics Private Limited has entered into an MOU with Govt. of Andhra Pradesh for providing Heli-Tourism services in Vizag Smart City. First phase, they operate from Vuda Park to Kailasagiri and to Araku Valley, it will take 5 minutes from VUDA park to Kailasagiri and 20 minutes from VUDA Park to Araku valley, maximum seating capacity is 5 passengers.

According to Mr. Chandrasekhar, Business Development Director, Sky Choppers, Heli-Tourism in the city will be inaugurated soon.

Vizag Smart City's Tourism get boost with Rs. 2,000 cr investment. Heli-tourism, would be grounded immediately as it required little infrastructure. Helicopters either based at VUDA Park would carry the tourists to Kailasagiri and Araku Valley and give them an aerial view of some of the important tourist spots in the district.


Seaplane Tourism

Vizag Smart City's Tourism get boost with Rs. 2,000 cr investment. Sea Plane Tourism project is seaplanes which would also carry tourists into the skies and land them on water bodies. The project is expected to generate lot of enthusiasm among tourists. The developer assured Chief Minister at the Summit that he would complete construction of jetties at Bhimili and Kakinada within three months.


INS VIRAAT - Luxury Hotel & Museum

08.03.2017 : INS Viraat to finally give AP, Vizag the miss - The state government may not be able to turn Indian Navy's oldest warship INS Viraat into a museum due to the high cost of the proposed project. Sources said the project is estimated to cost around Rs 1,000 crore. Despite chief minister Chandrababu Naidu's interest in the project, there has been no official progress in bringing INS Viraat to Vizag. "There is no official talks between the state and the Union defence ministry over the conversion of the decommissioned INS Viraat into a museum in Vizag city. As a result, we are working on some other project," a senior rank officer confirmed to TOI. Last year, the state had asked the Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (Vuda) to earmark at least 750 acres of land for the museum project. "We examined land parcels at Bheemili and Yarada Beach nearly six months earlier. There has not been any confirmation from the state till now. The government seems to be worried about the huge project cost," a Vuda official said. Plans were proposed to turn INS Viraat into a floating hotel on the lines of Lake Palace, a hotel in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Sources from the defence wing said the Indian Navy had itself proposed to convert INS Viraat into an underwater marine museum for sea divers. The Indian Navy is searching for major tourist harbours for the marine museum project. If the plans fail, the ship will be sent to the scrapyard at Alang in Gujarat and sold as scrap, the sources said. (Source: Times of India e-paper visakhapatnam edition dt: 08.03.2017)

01.12.2016 : IIT team to conduct EIA studies. It will suggest location of the ship on the coast in the city. A decision has been taken to rope in the services of a team of experts from IIT Madras to get an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) done for stationing of the INS Viraat on the Visakhapatnam coast, according to District Collector Pravin Kumar. The Collector held a review meeting with the stakeholders on the stationing of INS Viraat here on Wednesday. VUDA Vice Chairman T. Baburao Naidu, GVMC Commissioner N. Harinarayanan, representatives of the Indian Navy, National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Visakhapatnam Port, Department of Meteorology and Oceanography of Andhra University and KPMG consultants participated in the meeting. Mr. Pravin Kumar said that once the location was finalised, further measures could be taken for the early completion of the project.

18.09.2016 : INS Viraat likely to be in Vizag by early or middle 2017 - The aircraft carrier is to be decommissioned by this year-end.The iconic aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, is likely to be brought to the city by early or middle of the next year, Vice-Admiral H.C.S. Bisht, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Naval Command, said.

23.02.2016 : The Department of Tourism has begun the ground work to bring INS Viraat, the aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy, to Visakhapatnam as a tourist attraction. It is learnt that CRISIL, the AP Government, and the Navy are working on a feasibility report on the tourism project. The 24,000-tonne worlds oldest aircraft carrier is all set to be decommissioned in June this year, and it is likely to be handed to the Andhra Pradesh Government at a price of Re. 1 for converting it into a 500-room luxury hotel.

Proposal is being made to convert INS VIRAAT War Ship, which will be decommissioned very soon, into a Hotel, Museum on Vizag Smart City Sea Coast near Tenneti park beach / Jodugullapalem beach / Lawsons bay beach.

Modern Hotel with 500 rooms and also conference rooms. Also Govt of AP proposes Helicopter riding, Para sailing on INS Viraat onboard. To bring this Warship from the sea to the Coast is very difficult and expensive, therefore, Govt has appointed Crisil to estimate the total expenditure to be incurred for this activity. If everything is going well, this will be materialised within a period of 6 months.