Vijayawada

Water sports in seven new locations along Krishna river

A file photo of a fly-board that has been introduced in the fleet of water sports at Bhavani Island in Vijayawada.

A file photo of a fly-board that has been introduced in the fleet of water sports at Bhavani Island in Vijayawada.  

BITC has selected two water sports operators

The Bhavani Island Tourism Corporation (BITC) believes that water sports will act as a catalyst to drive tourism growth in the Krishna River region.

Hence, to expand water sports activities, the BITC has selected two water sports operators — Amaravati Boating Club and WaterSports Simple — through a competitive bidding process to set up and operate water sports at seven new locations in the Krishna River.

This will result in the formation of an integrated river circuit, from VMC-Canal to Pavithra Sangamam, covering critical points such as Alankar Talkies, Durga ghat, Bhavani Island and Gollapudi, starting from June 2017.

Another notable aspect of this development is the fact that diverse water sports activities will be available to public — from Jetski, speed boat, kayaking, river cruise to special rides like zorbing.

“The move will generate revenue for BITC as the private operator will pay revenue share, which can be leveraged to develop Bhavani Island further,” said Himanshu Shukla, CEO of BITC, after signing an agreement to this effect.

In line with the government’s objective to develop potential tourism destinations, the Department of Tourism has identified five hubs for expansion and Vijayawada-Amaravati hub is one such key tourism hubs.

In particular, Bhavani Island and the adjacent riverfront areas form a strategic circuit of high tourist potential, being accessible from both — existing cities of Vijayawada and Guntur and the upcoming capital of Amaravati.

A letter from the Editor


Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Jun 1, 2020 3:59:20 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Vijayawada/water-sports-in-seven-new-locations-along-krishna-river/article18043285.ece

Next Story