Water depletion hits tourism Unhygienic conditions prevailin Krishna riverfrontatPavitra Sangamamam Riverfront tourist attractions in the city are getting poor response. Punnami ghat, Pavitra Sangamam, Bhawani Island and other river-side tourist attractions in the city ae failing to attract tourists due to poor water levels and unhygienic conditions.
Water depletion hits tourism Unhygienic conditions prevailin Krishna
As the number of tourists has increased in recent times with summer holidays for kids. the state government haa spent a huge amount on riverfront development on the banks of river Krishna. The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Authority (APTA), along with some private agencies, has started special water. sports and boat rides to attract tourists in the Weekends.
Sandbreaches at Krishna reservoir side near Prakasam Barrage due to water depletion in Vijayawada. However, efforts of the APATA have failed to attract tourists. Sudden fall in the Water levels in River Krishna is creating disappointment to the tourists. “My cousin sug. gested me to visit Pavitra Sangamam, the most auspicious rivers intersecting point. I came here and was disappointed as water levels were very low and algae smell is intolerable,”said Donda. pati Lawanya Dewi, atour.ist from Khammam.
Decreased Water levels are affecting the water sports activities at Bhavani Island. “We have visited Bhavani Island along with our kids to enjoy Water sports. Operators have stopped a majority of water sports activities as Water level has depleted in recent times. Stinking smell at the riverfront is unbear. able,”said M. Mohan Kumar, a tourist. Officials of the civic body and irrigation departmentare bleaching and cleaning the algae at pushkar ghats and Durga ghat in the city to facili. tate pilgrims coming for a holy dip in river Krishna.
weekend tourism in the city:
The APTA is organising special programmes to improve weekend tourism in the city. The tourism department had organised Rangasthala cultural fest along with a private organisation to attract tourists. But it got poor response from the public. Meanwhile, the APATA is taking all measures to boost the tourism activity in the city