Visakhapatnam finally got the best Deepavali gift yesterday. On a high flying note the CM Chandrababu Naidu along with Indian Navy Flag Officer Commanding-in-chief of Eastern Naval Command HCS Bisht laid the foundation of the aircraft museum yesterday. It opens in December, inaugurated by the President of India, Ramnath Kovind.
An additional glory to the kitty of Visakhapatnam, the Russian aircraft Tu-142m which has been converted into an aircraft museum will be open to Vizag people in December. It’s almost ready and CM has gifted it to the city on Deepavali. Now with the submarine museum and the aircraft museum, the war memorial and INS Calvari, the integrated maritime zone is developed. A huge tourist and local interest draw, this will make Visakhapatnam stand out since it is something no other city can boast. Indian Navy has actively participated and put speed into the works to deliver it on time along with city authorities. Both the CM as well as Navy officials deem a flourishing partnership.
Present on the occasion was tourism minister Akhila Priya who also mentioned the commitment of the city to bring INS Viraat, decommisioned Indian Navy aircraft carrier as a successful project to Visakhapatnam. A project which will chalk up a budget of 1000 crores.
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Commenting on the Deepavali gift to the city, VUDA vice-chairman has given us a round up of the facilities and fun factor at the aircraft museum.
- An opportunity for people to experience what it is like inside a war plane and especially that has rendered 29 years of successful service to the nation. Loaded with weapons and lethal hunter of the high seas.
- A scenic site and most loved location in Visakhapatnam i.e RK Beach Road.
- Audio-visual equipment
- Coffee shop
- Tourist’s arena
- Simulation games and more.