Until Megastar Chiranjeevi assumed charges as a minister of state for Tourism some years ago, Kakinada's beach had got no development. However, Chiranjeevi, as a tourism minister, released crores of funds to get the beach park of Kakinada developed. Apart from Kakinada's beach park, Chiranjeevi released funds for Eco Tourism Project at Coringa mangrove forest.
In the meanwhile, the TDP government organized 'Beach Festival' for three days in Kakinada recently. The government took the festival prestigious and released crores of rupees. Besides, it announced the Beach Festival as a state's festival. However, the Beach Festival had been named as 'NTR Beach Festival that is being criticized by the politicians. They reportedly recollected the way the beach was developed during Chiranjeevi's tenure as a tourism minister and wondered with the government's attempts of owing the credit. Meanwhile, the three day Beach Festival went on success with the TDP's trade mark of promotions and publicity.