Uncertainty looms large over prospects of various sectors in the event of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. If there is one sector in Seemandhra that stands to gain by the division, it is tourism sector.
The coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions have a clear edge over Telangana which has only a few heritage sites in Hyderabad and Warangal to fall back on. Most of the revenue-generating tourist hotspots are scattered across Seemandhra region, be it the Araku-Visakhapatnam, Simhachalam, Tirupati, Horsely Hills and most importantly the extended coastline.
“Bifurcation will certainly have an impact on tourism sector and Seemandhra will gain an upper hand because of the long coastline that offers high potential to develop beach resorts that can turn tourist hotspots,” says an official associated with the Tourism Corporation.
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