Visakhapatnam: District collector Pravin Kumar on Wednesday urged officials of the tourism department to identify land and set up a committee to formulate a plan for setting up a Sea Harrier aircraft museum in the city, along with the lines of the TU-142 aircraft museum that was inaugurated late last year by President Ram Nath Kovind.
After TU-142 aircraft museum got a huge response from people, Indian Navy decided that to give one sea harrier(which is decommissioned in 2016) to Vizag to construct the museum.
According to the sources, Museum will be at Rushikonda or Inside Vuda Park.
The district collector was conducting a review meeting of various tourism projects to be developed in the city and surrounding areas.
During the meeting that was held at the collectorate, Kumar said plans are afoot to establish a major tourist circuit in the region with Vizag city as its epicenter.
The collector said while plans must be ready for projects in the pipeline, the projects that are already underway must be completed by the end of March.
Regarding land acquisition issues for projects such as the Buddhist circuit and the eco-tourism project, he urged the revenue department officials to submit a foolproof report on the problems and the blockades that they are facing. The collector further said the construction of the four luxury cottages in Lammasinghi must be completed by the end of March.
The collector also enquired into the setting up of a safe swimming zone on the Rushikonda beach stretch.
Story Source: TOI