Hyderabad: State government has sought the Centre’s support to develop a mega tourism project near the prestigious Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS). Medak MP Kotha Prabhakar Reddy raised the matter in Lok Sabha on Monday under Rule 377.
In his appeal, the TRS MP said the State government had completed the Kaleshwaram project, which ensured full flow of water in River Godavari, and was also studying the possibility of creating an ambience to improve tourism by providing recreation facilities. Subsequently, it proposed to operate cruise boats, introduce water sports and gliding facilities, among other activities, on the 22-km stretch along the backwaters between Kaleshwaram temple town and Laxmi Barrage which is also known as Medigadda Barrage.
“Tourists look for night life at the waterfront. There is need to develop other tourism sites at related reservoirs including Mid Manair, Annapurna, Sri Ranganayaka Sagar, Sri Komaravelli Mallanna Sagar, Kondapochamma projects etc,” he said. He urged the Union Tourism Minister to consider the proposals for development of waterfront tourism.