To all the travel enthusiasts, do you know that there is a new place in the map called KCR Island named after the state Chief Minister..?
It is a beautiful hillock in the middle of a massive reservoir that offers a picturesque view of sunset and sunrise. Imaging a half-kilometre cable suspension bridge connecting the island and a weekend getaway in this place.
Well, this is not talking about a place in a tourist hotspot, but a promised project by Telangana government at the Lower Manair Dam in Karimnagar.
Into details, the Karimnagar Municipal Corporation along with Tourism department has taken up the project of developing the 5-acre hillock at the Lower Manair Dam into a five-star resort.
‘#KCR Island’ being developed in #Karimnagar. This is over 30 crores worth project developing a rock formation in the middle of the reservoir at the Lower Manair Dam as get away destination. It will get a resort, cable suspension bridge and landscaping. #Telangana pic.twitter.com/Mgb2UZxLQl
— Aashish (@Ashi_IndiaToday) August 26, 2020
Confirming the speculations around the project, BC Welfare and Civil Supplies Minister Gangula Kamalakar stated that a detailed report was submitted to the state government and tenders will be invited soon.
The minister on Wednesday was spotted at the hillock supervising the works. Gangula has not only examined the project design but also took a jet ski ride by the island. He then stated that the initiative was taken up as a part of KCR’s promise of developing Karimnagar as the Indian London.
It was learnt that a Bengaluru-based architecture firm designed the plan for five-star resort while the estimated cost is up to Rs 30 crores. The amenities will include five premium suites, 18 bamboo cottages with Indonesian architecture, two elevated bridges. Meanwhile, social media blazed with criticism over the government’s move while the state is at doldrums fighting the pandemic.