New boating facility gives KB Asifabad first push towards tourism development

KB Asifabad is considered one of the most backward districts of Telangana, but it can easily qualify as one with the most beautiful landscapes, endowed, as it is, with enormous natural resources. The district has a forest cover of about 50% which is quite high by current standards.

By S. Harpal Singh  Published on  7 Aug 2022 8:00 AM GMT
New boating facility gives KB Asifabad first push towards tourism development

Adilabad: After a considerably long wait, Kumram Bheem Asifabad is all set to start a boating facility at the picturesque Kumram Bheem project reservoir, about 10 km from the district headquarter town of Asifabad. The district administration has procured a 33-seater catamaran for the purpose, and it is likely to be inaugurated on Independence Day.

The reservoir will eventually be developed into a tourist spot by constructing cottages and other facilities for tourists. The area required for this purpose is being cleaned along the banks of the reservoir.

Officials explaining about the boat to KB Asifabad Collector Rahul Raj (blue shirt) and Additional Collector Chahat Bajpai

KB Asifabad is considered one of the most backward districts of Telangana, but it can easily qualify as one with the most beautiful landscapes, endowed, as it is, with enormous natural resources. The district has a forest cover of about 50% which is quite high by current standards.

The beauty of the forests is enhanced by its high number of hill streams on which are located a higher number of waterfalls, especially its western uplands. Among the most scenic ones are the Gundala and Saptagundalu waterfalls, the latter earmarked for development in the tourism area.

The newly procured catamaran at the Kumram Bheem reservoir

The boat arrived from its manufacturing unit on Saturday. KB Asifabad collector Rahul Ra, additional collector Chahat Bajpai, and other officials visited the jetty point at Ada village where they were told about the vessel and its working.

Officials told NewsMeter that four locals will be trained to operate the boat for the eventual takeover of the operations. Initially, trained operators under the aegis of the state tourism department will run the boat.

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