The Andhra Pradesh Government is planning to develop a glass walkway, similar to the one atop Tianmen Mountain in China, over River Godavari along a floating stage between Pushkar Ghat and Kotilingala Ghat in Rajahmundry. This new venture will be taken up as part of the Akhanda Godavari Project (AGP), to promote tourism in the city of culture. Chief Minister of the state N Chandrababu Naidu has sanctioned Rs.100 crore/- for AGP during the Godavari Pushkaralu held last year.

The proposals of the project worth Rs.50 crore/- have already been submitted to the Chief Minister, awaiting his approval. Work under the project will extend between Kotilingala Ghat and Pushkar Ghat along a stretch of 500 meters. Rs.700 crore/- is going to be spent on projects under AGP, with Rs. 100 crore/- already sanctioned.

In Kethavarilanka, it has been proposed to introduce various facilities at a cost of Rs.6 crore. As part of this, Heli tourism is soon going to be launched between Kethavarilanka and Papikondalu, where two helipads will be constructed. Tourists can enjoy an aerial ride for a span of 40 minutes.

An officer said, “We have submitted realistic proposals to make optimum usage of funds sanctioned. However, if need arises, we will seek more funds or mobilize funds from other projects for the development of tourism in the state”.

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