03 November 2018 Current Affairs: INS Viraat will be India’s first decommissioned aircraft carrier that will be turned into an adventure and maritime tourism.
It will host activities like scuba diving, luxury hotel, cafeteria and other adventure sports.
At present, Viraat is at Mumbai’s Naval dockyard after its decommissioning in 2017.
As per the Maharashtra government’s Rs 852-crore plan for Viraat, the ship’s conversion will be on public- private- partnership (PPP) basis.
The world over, only seven aircraft carriers have been converted into museums, theme parks and luxury hotels.