Competition is brewing for Vizag’s star tourist attraction – the INS Kursura submarine museum – that draws around 4-6 lakh visitors per annum and rakes in around Rs 1 crore revenue annually, with the Tamil Nadu government planning to set up a submarine museum near Chennai.
With the city already home to the first of its kind submarine museum in South East Asia, Tamil Nadu tourism minister S P Shanmuganathan and principal secretary to tourism, culture and religious endowments R Kannan visited the city on Wednesday to interact with officials of the Indian Navy and Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (Vuda) on measures to be taken ahead of setting up a submarine museum of their own.
Speaking to mediapersons on the sidelines of their visit to the city, principal secretary of the neighbouring state, Kannan said, “The motive behind setting up this submarine museum is to attract foreign and Indian tourists.” Pointing out that it will greatly benefit students, he said it will help them understand the kind of technology being used in submarines. Foreign tourists will see how the country has emerged as a naval power, he added.
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