Hotels, tourism operations to resume in Andhra Pradesh from June 8

South India

Hotels, restaurants and tourism operations to restart from June 8 in Andhra Pradesh.


Minister of Tourism, Culture and Youth Advancement , Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao, on Thursday said that COVID-19 regulation norms will be taken care of in all these polaces.

He was interacting with hotel industry representatives in Vijayawada, along with Endowments Minister Vellam Palli Srinivasa Rao.

He further added that measures will be taken to open hotels and restaurants in towns with famous temples. 

"Temple tourism will be promoted. Boating services will be resumed soon. Prior to that, nine command control rooms will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister next week, to monitor the boating operations," said the state Tourism Minister.

"We have lost at least Rs 10 crores per month due to coronavirus lockdown. We want to re-develop tourism wing as a means to generate revenue for the state government," he added.

As per the report, the State Government is planning to construct 5-star and 7-star resorts in several tourist spots such as Araku Valley, Gandikota and Horsely Hills.

Starting from March 24 midnight, India was under lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus.

However, on April 14, in an address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the 21-day national lockdown has been extended till May 3.

On May 1, the Centre again extended the ongoing nationwide lockdown for two more weeks with effect from May 4 till May 17 while allowing different sets of relaxations in red, orange and green zones.

On May 17, the Union Home Ministry extended the lockdown till May 31 with several relaxation. 

On May 30, the government again extended the nationwide lockdown in containment zones till June 30 while easing restrictions on business and daily life.

The Centre on Saturday issued a detailed guidelines for lockdown 5.0 Unlock 1.0. 

It has allowed the opening of religious places of worship for public, hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services, shopping malls from June 8. There will be, however, no relaxation in Containment zones till June 30.

On Thursday, COVID-19 tally in Andhra Pradesh crossed the 4000-mark with another 141 cases reported in the last 24 hours. 

The total number of cases now stands at 4,112. The death toll increased to 71 with three more deaths, one each in Kurnool, Krishna and Guntur districts,


With inputs from Agency

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