Preparations are on in full swing for the three-day Araku Utsav slated to be held between November 28 and 30, 2013, but the departments concerned are apprehensive of inclement weather playing spoilsport. Last year, the fest had to be canceled due to the strike by the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) staff in October.
Araku Utsav, an annual affair, is organised by the department of tourism, Vizag, in collaboration with APTDC. Bhimashankar Rao, GM, APTDC, said, “Tourist inflow is slowly bouncing back to normalcy and we expect a good turnout at the festival provided the weather remains good. Unlike last year, when the festival was marred by staff strike, this time there’s no such problem. Hopefully, it won’t rain.”
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