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Hyderabad’s hotels get jitters as AP govt shifts to Amaravati

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The hospitality industry in Hyderabad is worried about a decline in tourism activity with the State Government’s plan of shifting the State’s administrative activity to its new capital Amaravati reported the Press Trust of India (PTI).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is will lay the foundation stone for Amaravati tomorrow.

The state government has already started shifting its functions from Hyderabad. Teh city was named the common capital for both AP and Telangana states for a period not more than 10 years from June 2014.

Telangana State Hotels Association General Secretary B Jagadeesh Rao said that ever since Andhra Pradesh got bifurcated, the hospitality industry has seen a decline in business activity and may go down further with the new move.

“The current occupancy rate hovers around 50-60%. It may further go down with the shifting of government activity to Andhra Pradesh. Though the Telangana government is trying to boost tourism, certain issues are beyond anybody’s control,” Rao told PTI. He, however, felt that the impact will be minimum in Madhapur and Gachibowli which are home to IT and service industry.

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