SUBJECT :Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said the historic fort of Kondaveedu will be developed into an international tourist spot. Naidu inaugurated the ghat road that leads to the hilltop fort, which was once ruled by the Kakatiyas, Vijayanagar rulers and Qutub Shahis. 

Vijayawada, February 18, 2019: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said the historic fort of Kondaveedu will be developed into an international tourist spot. Naidu inaugurated the ghat road that leads to the hilltop fort, which was once ruled by the Kakatiyas, Vijayanagar rulers and Qutub Shahis. The fort was lying in aneglected state with no basic amenities.The state government took up development of the fort and its environments, including laying of a ghat road at a cost of Rs 32 crore. The spruced-up fort was formally thrown open to the public on Monday. The renovation of Kondaveedu coincides with the 500th year of Golconda fort, which once controlled Kondaveedu and Kondapalli citadels.

Addressing a meeting, Naidu said Kondaveedu fort has historical and cultural importance. It will be developed into an international tourist spot. Ecotourism facilities will be developed at the fort.

Meanwhile, the two-day Kondaveedu festival concluded on Monday. Nadu recalled that Kondaveedu shot to prominence after NT Rama Rao chose the locale for his film, Kondaveedu Simham. Together with Kondapalli fort, Kondaveedu fort will add to tourist spot in the AP capaital region.

Naidu took the opportunity to explain to people the development and welfare schemes he had launched in the last four-and-a-half years. He said Annadata Sukhibhava, aimed at providing financial assistance to farmers, would provide relief to the farming community. He said the Pasupu Kumkuma scheme will help women members of self-help groups stand on their feet.

He alleged that Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and YSRCP president YS Jaganmohan Reddy are creating hurdles for Andhra Pradesh. “I have been taking the state on the path of development  despite the hurdle created by KCR and Jagan. Also, there is no cooperation from the Centre,” Naidu said.


Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com