The much anticipated TU-142M aviation museum at the Beach Road will soon pick up pace. The deadline for this tourism project has been set at August 15. District Collector Pravin Kumar held a meeting with the tourism officials of APTDC and local officials to review on the progress.
He has directed the officials to complete the museum works within 45 days. It will cost Rs 10 crore to do so and the museum will be opened to public by August 15. Andhra University is yet to hand over the land requested, so Varsity Registrar V Umamaheswara Rao has been asked to complete the process and hand over the land to APTDC immediately.
The dismantling works of the aircraft will begin from tomorrow and the aircraft will be set up at the allocated site soon. VUDA Vice Chairman Basanth Kumar has been asked to invite tenders for the development of Beach Road as a mega tourism complex. The collector has asked the Executive Director of the APTDC M Sriramulu Naidu to begin the dismantling of the aircraft.
The mega tourism complex will have the AU Convention Hall, INS Kursura submarine museum, Victory at Sea and Aviation Museum all in one place. The long range maritime patrol aircraft received a warm welcome from the ENC in Visakhapatnam on April 8.