‘It will facilitate investments in the entire coastal corridor from Bheemunipatnam to R.K. Beach’

The Rushikonda Information Technology Parks Association (RITPA) has sought the re-classification of the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) marking based on the latest data as the validity of the earlier survey done 10 years ago had expired.

In a statement issued here on Saturday, Association president Vishnu Kumar Raju and vice president O. Naresh Kumar said that the reclassification would facilitate investments in the entire coastal corridor from Bheemunipatnam to R.K. Beach and contribute to its development and promotion of tourism without any hindrance.

Musical fountain

They noted that Tourism Secretary Chandana Khan had appreciated the suggestion and requested the District Collector and the VUDA to immediately get the reclassification survey done by the NIO or any other competent agency for the stretch independently.

Mr. Naresh Kumar and Mr. Vishnu Kumar Raju also suggested that a musical fountain with a laser show like the one at Sentosa in Singapore with an open air amphitheatre to seat 1,000 people should also form part of the corridor.

Parking zones

They also suggested creation of multi-level parking or parking zones on the entire corridor taking into consideration the next 25 years growth of the city. The presence of 10 burial grounds on the 30-km beach corridor should also be taken into consideration while beautifying the corridor.

The Tourism Secretary asked the ILFS to consider the suggestions while drawing up the plan for the proposed tourism corridor.

Iconic structure

Visakhapatnam Air Travellers’ Association president Ramakotaiah suggested the creation of an iconic structure with dolphins and water similar to the half-lion in Singapore as a tourist attraction for the city.