Published on : Tuesday, December 14, 2021
The Andhra Pradesh tourism department has not received bids for maintenance contracts for the 15 resorts owned by AP Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC).
The tourism department wanted to reopen the resorts which shut down after the outbreak of Covid-19. The department had invited tenders to award maintenance contracts for 34 resorts in different districts.
The tourism department expected good response from hoteliers and contractors with majority of tourists places witnessing good footfall after relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions. The department aimed luring more tourists by reopening the resorts and hotels in tourist centers.
Surprisingly, the department did not receive a single bid in at least 15 locations. “The revenues of the corporation depend on the reopening of the resorts. We are studying the reasons for no response for 15 locations and take corrective measures, if required,” said a senior official.
The maintenance contract of YatriNivas in Araku, the biggest tourist attraction in the state, too, has not received bids. Around five restaurants in Araku YatriNivas were put on the auction block. The APTDC resorts in Amaravati (temple town) and hill temple Kotappakonda in Guntur district also have not received any bids.
“We will invite the tenders again and ensure that all the resorts are opened by January,” said tourism development minister MuttamsettiSrinivasaRao.
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