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Vizag Port Trust to Promote Hockey 29-May-2017
Visakhapatnam: MT Krishna Babu, Chairman of Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) on Sunday assured complete help to Hockey Andhra Pradesh and its Visakhapatnam unit in establishing infrastructural facilities required for the conduct of tournaments beginning with a Chairman’s Cup. He also urged the sport’s administrators to take advantage of the Diamond Jubilee Outdoor stadium once its renovation work is complete. Krishna Babu was addressing an impressive gathering of players, patrons and administrators during the summer coaching camp at the Port Sports Complex after giving away kits to the trainees.In what came as music the ears of Hockey Visakhapatnam officials, he assured to develop the Port hockey ground at Salagramapuram exclusively for players of the sport.
 
City Makes Room For Telugu Tammullu 27-May-2017
With over 26,000 delegates expected to turn up for the three-day Mahanadu of the TDP, providing accommodation to them is a huge task. HRD Minister and accommodation committee chairman Ganta Srinivasa Rao said that in the star hotels, 1,450 rooms had been booked. Twenty kalyanamantapams had been arranged for leaders and cadres coming from the districts. Around 40 hostels of private institutions account for another 20,000 rooms. Around 6,000 mattresses and bed sheets have also been procured for them. Besides some made arrangements on their own booking hotel rooms.
 
Night Parking Facility at Airport 26-May-2017
Visakhapatnam: The Visakhapatnam International Airport will soon have night parking facility for the aircrafts arriving in the evening. The works at the airport for creation of six more parking bays is in full swing and the project will be completed in the last week of June. The night parking facility will increase the number of early morning flights to several parts of the country from the city and also increase the night landing of flights in the airport.The Airport Authority of India officials said that the four airports in Andhra Pradesh have registered a robust growth in air passenger traffic during 2016-17 fiscal with Vizag Airport leading by handling an all-time high of 23.58 lakh passengers as against 18.04 lakh in 2015-16 by registering a growth of over 30 per cent.
 
HPCL Scholarships For 5231 Students 25-May-2017
As a part of the CSR inititative Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited Visakha Refinery distributed scholarships worth 3 crore to 5231 students belonging to 16 government degree colleges of Visakhapatnam district. Collector Pravin Kumar and Director-Refineries Vinod S Shenoy gave away cheques to students belonging to SC, ST, OBC, PwD catergories on Tuesday
 
Vizag Port Second Cleanest In India 24-May-2017
After Vizag bagged the third cleanest city and the railway station bagged top rank in terms of sanitation, it is now the Port’s turn to lay up the tag in the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan. Visakhapatnam Port has been declared the second cleanest port among 12 major ports by the Union Shipping Ministry. Haldia port which was ranked first is only 30 marks ahead to VPT. In response to the call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for implementation of Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, the Swacchata Pakwada programme was conducted from March 16 to 31 in VPT striving for cleanliness. During Swatchta Pakwada the Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, shipping, chemicals and fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya visited VPT on March 18. He personally participated in the beach cleanliness programme and appreciated the efforts taken by VPT in up-keeping cleanliness in the various areas of VPT and also its surroundings.
 
Overseas Vacation Picking Up 23-May-2017
Many prefer to explore new destinations this summer with longer days. Ashish Dhariwal and his family are enjoying this summer amid the picturesque Mount Titlis in Switzerland. This indeed is heaven on earth. It is no doubt the new holiday destination for Indians, he says and adds that 90% of the tourists there are Indians. Siddharth Marupeddi enjoyed a premium ferry ride from Singapore to the Indonesian island of Batam as part of his summer travel itinerary this month. Similarly, Bina Rao is gearing up for her 19-day American vacation that includes a Bahamas cruise holiday. Notwithstanding the industry apprehension due to demonetisation and the revision in service tax earlier this year that made holiday packages costlier, vacationers from the Port City are going all out to explore new destinations overseas this summer.
 
Vizag Port to Be Modernized By 2019 22-May-2017
VISAKHAPATNAM: If everything goes as planned by the Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) authorities, modernization of port will be complete by 2019. Addressing the media in the city on Sunday, VPT chairman MT Krishna Babu said, The modernization of VPT includes increasing container trade doubling capacities of inner harbour, modernize berthing structures setting up multi-modal parks free trade zones provision of clean cargo and improvement of rail and road connectivity inside the port. Once the modernization project is complete the port's handling capacity can be augmented to 135MT (million tonne) from the existing 98MT. The project is estimated to cost Rs 5,000 crore, but only 50% of the works are completed so far," he added.
 
Power Outage in Visakhapatnam 20-May-2017
Visakhapatnam experienced a power outage yesterday as most of you must’ve noticed. The outage had left Vizagites inconvenienced, no thanks to the rising temperatures in the city. A technical snag has been blamed for the loss in power supply that lasted on and off for the whole day. Due to a technical snag at the AP TRANSCO sub-station, power supply was interrupted in some places of Visakhapatnam. At 10:50 AM, the supply was interrupted as a conductor line was cut off and a technical problem arose at the Sileru and Pendurthi line too. The AP TRANSCO authorities worked continuously for the speedy restoration of power supply. Power shortage or any other glitch cannot be reportedly blamed for the outage yesterday. It was only be attributed to a technical failure in the supply. There was no power supply in many areas in the city with the power coming through with many interruptions. It was only in the evening that power supply was completely restored to some areas.
 
Vizag is Cleanest Rail Station 19-May-2017
Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh is the cleanest railway station in the country, while Secunderabad Junction in Telangana stood second in the latest cleanliness survey of top railway stations. According to the survey report released by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu here on Wednesday, in AI category (station with annual revenue of more than Rs 50 crore), Jammu Tawi in Jammu and Kashmir bagged the third place. Bengaluru City station was placed 10th and Yeshwanthpur got 32nd ranking among AI category stations in Karnataka. Quality Control of India attached to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion conducted the survey in 407 railways stations (including 75 AI category and 332 A category stations). Separate rankings were given for A1 and A category stations, the minister said. Among A category stations (annual revenue between Rs 6 crore and Rs 50 crore), Beas (Punjab) bagged first place, Khammam (Telangana) and Ahmadnagar (Maharashtra) secured second and third positions, respectively, while Mysuru was ranked 14th and Bangarpet 35th.
 
Rail Zone Protagonists Hopes Soar 18-May-2017
City station declared the cleanest in the country. Close on the heels of Visakhapatnam being declared the third cleanest city in the country under the Swachh Survekshan- 2017 survey, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday declared the city railway station the cleanest one in the country, followed by Secunderabad and Jammu. This has given an impetus to the long-pending demand for a separate railway zone with Vizag as headquarters, if elation in various circles is any indication. Hailing the declaration, Visakhapatnam (North) MLA Vishnu Kumar Raju said, “The time has come to raise the pitch for our demand.
 
 
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