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Tourism Award For Vizag City 23-Sep-2017
Visakhapatnam Railway Station has been adjudged as the ‘Best Tourist-friendly Railway Station’ in Andhra Pradesh by the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Authority (APTA). The award will be presented at the State Tourism Annual Excellence Awards – 2017 to be held at Ramakrishna Beach on the World Tourism Day on Sept 27. The APTA award is another feather in the cap of Visakhapatnam Railway Station, which was selected as the ‘No.1 Railway Station in Cleanliness among A-1 category stations in India by the Ministry of Railways. Visakhapatnam Railway Station was chosen for the award in view of the availability of tourist-friendly infrastructure such as seating facilities, AC/non-AC waiting halls, toilets, eating outlets, food courts, maintenance and upkeep of railway station, availability of tourist facilitation counter, pre-paid auto/taxi counters, retiring rooms, facilities for physically challenged persons like ramps, battery operated cars, lifts and escalators, according to Divisional Commercial Manager (coordination) of Waltair Division G. Suneel Kumar on Friday.
 
Mega Job Fair Tomorrow 22-Sep-2017
Andhra Pradesh Information Technology Academy (APITA), Government of Andhra Pradesh and Information Technology Association of AP (ITAAP) are organizing a mega job fair exclusively for Information Technology and IT Enabled Services Sector at Dr. L. Bullayya College here on Saturday. Multiple companies with over 300 opening positions will be participating in the job fair. The companies that are likely to participate include Amzur, Concentrix, Efftronics, Maple Software, Miracle Software, openlogix, Patra Corp, Pena4 Tech, Nimaisoft, Yalamanchili Software, WNS Global, Venture offshore and ACN Infotech. Mr. Sridhar Nekkanti, Placement Coordinator, Dr. Lankapalli Bullayya College informed that all eligible students should report at 8 am on Saturday at Block-8 of the college. For details contact: 7674990005, 9989930753 or 9000994090.
 
Vizag Railway Station Goes Cashless 21-Sep-2017
Visakhapatnam: Passengers can now make transactions visiting Point of Sale (PoS) machines arranged at several railway counters and e-Wallets at all the stalls at the railway station. They were opened on Wednesday. Divisional Railway Manager Mukul Saran Mathur after opening the services announced that Visakhapatnam Railway Station as 100 per cent Digital Payment Enabled (Digi PAY) Station. Visakhapatnam Railway Station is one of the major railway stations in East Coast Railway which handles 118 trains per day, receives more than 60,000 footfalls and more than 80,000 per day during the festive season generating revenue of more than Rs 30 lakhs per day. Being the hub of educational centres, industrial hub, tourism destination, the city has potential to move towards DiGi payments. Mathur later told that Digi-Pay services were provided at the general ticket booking counters, reservation complex, water vending machines, cloakrooms, coffee, tea stalls, ATMs, parking, parcel office, book stalls, fruit juice stalls, pay and use toilets and other points on the station premises.
 
Yamaha Motor Opens Scooter Boutique 21-Sep-2017
VISAKHAPATNAM: Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt Ltd is blending fashion and scooters in a way no other two-wheeler seller has done so far, according to Masaki Asano, the Managing Director. He was speaking in the showroom of Vaishnavi Automobiles the local dealer, here on Wednesday after inaugurating a scooter boutique. He said it was the second such boutique opened by the company after the first one in Chennai. He said the boutique would offer a unique buying experience to customers, especially women, as they can buy scooters as well as fashion accessories. He said the company was making inroads in the Indian market, with its fashion scooter Fascino and other attractive variants. With its current market share of 5 per cent in the scooter segment, the company would strengthen its position, he added. Brand ambassador Asha Bhat and Roy Kurian, Vice-President (Sales) also spoke on the occasion. Kurian said the company had set up three modern manufacturing facilities at Surajpur in UP, Faridabad in Haryana and Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. Dasaradha Ram Reddy the local dealer said no effort had been spared to make the boutique as attractive as possible for the customers.
 
Temporary Licences For Firecracker 20-Sep-2017
Applicants should obtain NOC from fire dept., GVMC, EPDCL. Police Commissioner. T Yoganand on Tuesdays said temporary licences to posses and sell firecrackers would be given to those who fulfill guidelines, He said applicants must compulsorily obtain NoCs from the fire dept., GVMC and APEDCL. According to Mr. Yoganand, applicants can directly approach the Assistant Commissioners of Police under their respective sub division jurisdiction along with applications in form AE5, for the grant of temporary licences to posses and sell fireworks connection with Diwali Festival. Apart from the NoCs, the sit plan for the temporary shop, agreement copy with the owner of the land or building and a fee of 500 paid through treasury challan, should be attached to the application form. The last date for receipt of applications is September 30.
 
Vsp Smart City Miniature Exhibition 19-Sep-2017
Visakhapatnam is going to witness a beautiful spectacle of miniature model art portraying Vizag smart city. Starting today on Beach Road, this Vizag Smart City Miniature Exhibition will show you the very best of Vizag on a miniature scale. The present attractions and category best, the future projects, models and more find a place. Today 5 p.m this is going to start. Head here to be delighted. There is much more for us such as amazing food, cute rides and other entertainment. The event is being organized by Visakhapatnam Smart City Exhibition Managing Director Mr.Gopinath and it will be inaugurated by the Collector himself. A special interest has been taken by the Collector himself in this event. He has provided special inputs for the categorization and highlights of each sector for Vizag smart city.
 
Konathala Demands AIIMS For Vizag 19-Sep-2017
He says Naidu concentrating only on Amaravati region. The repetition of the mistake of ‘capital-centric development’ in Amaravati would fuel movements for separation in other parts of the State. This was pointed out by Justice BN Sri Krishna Committee and later echoed by the Sivaramakrishnan Committee, former Minister Konathala Ramakrishna has said. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, who had admitted his ‘Hyderabad mistake’ and promised decentralized development in all 13 districts of the State, was now concentrating only on Amaravati region, ignoring other regions of the State, Mr. Ramakrishna told the media here on Monday. The TDP 2014 election manifesto also promised all round development of the State. The people of Visakhapatnam had not asked for the capital, though the city has all advantages. But, the backward districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam, which comprise North Andhra, have been denied their due even after three years of the new government coming to power. Mr. Ramakrishna said the 400-bed Visakha Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS), set up during the late Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy government, was functioning only partially with the beds lying unused for the past five years. He demanded converting VIMS into the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as the proposed AIIMS in Guntur was ‘fat-fetched’ as there is nothing but an empty land parcel, surrounded by a compound wall. The government could have easily opted for...
 
World Ozone Day Observed At Vizag 18-Sep-2017
White tiger cub released for public viewing. Indira Gandhi Zoological Park observed the World Ozone Day with a series of programmes on Saturday. An awareness programme was conducted in association with the Green Climate NGO. Students, volunteers and visitors participated in the programme. The programme highlighted the effects of ozone layer depletion and best practices to protect ozone layer were explained. Zoo curator B. Vijay Kumar spoke on the significance of the day. On the occasion, the four-month-old white tiger cub, kraal, in the day for public viewing.
 
AirAsia to Operate Flights 18-Sep-2017
The airline seeks time slots. AirAsia will operate direct flights to Bangkok from Visakhapatnam either from October or from November this year. The airline submitted a letter to Airport Director of Visakhapatnam International Airport requesting for time slots. Tour and Travel Operators Association of Andhra (TTOA) has been following up continuously with the airline operator starting with the visit of High Commissioner of Thailand Pisan Manawat and his team and also the top decision makers of Thai Smile to Visakhapatnam on August 31, 2013, according to TTOA chairman O. Naresh Kumar and its president K. Vijay Mohan. In the absence of a direct flight, people from Vizag region are going to Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata to catch flights to Bangkok and other cities in Thailand.
 
Introduce More Trains, Demand MPs 16-Sep-2017
Completion of pending projects figures prominently at the divisional panel meet. Members of Parliament, who attended the Divisional Committee meeting of Waltair Division of East Coast Railway here on Friday, sought early completion of pending projects and introduction of trains sanctioned in the last budget. The MPs sought among other things early introduction of the Visakhapatnam-Varanasi train, additional Vistadome coach on the Araku train, running of a special train from Visakhapatnam to Araku for tourists, reducing the journey time of AP AC Express, setting up a Railway Recruitment Board for Andhra Pradesh in Visakhapatnam. Earlier, welcoming the gathering, ECoR General Manager Umesh Singh spoke on the performance of the zone and various developmental activities being undertaken over the zone. Divisional Railway Manager Mukul Saran Mathur presented the division’s performance and achievements.
 
 
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