VISAKHAPATNAM : At a time when the tourism department is planning a number of projects to boost footfalls, a new rope way is being planned to add to the list of tourism attractions.
Stakeholders like the Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (Vuda), Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) and AP Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) have preliminarily identified two stretches -Kailasagiri to Simhachalam hills and Kailasagiri to Dolphin’s Nose -to set up the rope way.
The rope way from Kailasagiri to Dolphin’s Nose may pass over the entire RK Beach Road stretch covering nearly 12 km, while the one between Kailasagiri and Simhachalam will be less than 2 km.
The project is a part of renovation or re-development of Kailasagiri tourism spot which will to be funded by the World Bank.
An Ahmedabad-based consulting agency has been asked to study the viabilities of the two stretches and prepare a detailed project report (DPR). The agency would charge `4 crore to do the work and likely to hand over the DPR in next three months.
Once the project report is prepared, the stakehol ders will hold a review meeting before confirming the model suggested by the agency .