Tourism in Andhra Pradesh will get a major boost with the inauguration of the regional airport with a 2,000-metre runway at Orvakal, about 35 km from Kurnool, said Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday.
But it is strange that for a small city like Kurnool, the airport or rather the airstrip is so far away, making it impossible for common citizens to use the facility
Promising to fulfill his assurance of setting up a High Court Bench at Kurnool, Naidu said very soon Orvakal and Kurnool town would get merged with a number of industries coming up as part of the government promoting it as an ‘Industrial Hub’.
A five-road junction would turn the place into a real hub for tourists with the Belum Caves, Mahanandi, Srisailam and the Orvakal Rock Garden bringing several tourists from Amaravati, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru with small aircraft landing here, he stressed.
He said 7,200 acres had been earmarked for the industrial hub but 2,500 acres more would be kept aside for future demand.
“Currently Jairaj Ispat has laid foundation, and we will ask them to start operations soon,” Naidu said.
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