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Solar power to light up Waltair Rly 30-Jul-2016
Visakhapatnam: Close on the heels of Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) opting for solar power, the Waltair railway division is making a foray into tapping non-conventional energy by setting up rooftop solar panels on Vizag Railway Station and its service buildings in the city. Waltair division is aiming at putting in place rooftop solar power system by the end of January or February 2017. It is the first among the East Coast Railway stations to take up the initiative. The division is planning to generate up to 1 mw at peak by installing the rooftop solar panels at Vizag Railway station and five other buildings including the office of the divisional railway manager, railway hospital, new coaching complex, diesel and electrical loco sheds.
 
Hope risefor port at Dugarajapatnam 30-Jul-2016
As the Dugarajapatnam port project figures in the AP Re-organisation Act, 2014, the Centre wants that it be implemented in a time-bound manner. At present, Mr. Krishna Babu said, the plan was to develop the port with a capacity of 7.8 million tonnes by 2020 and expand the capacity to 10.7 million tonnes by 2025 and 20 million tonnes by 2035. “The Ministry of Shipping is preparing a note for placing it before the Union Cabinet,” Visakhapatnam Port Trust Chairman M.T. VPT is the major equity partner in the Greenfield port project. Ministry of Shipping drafting the proposal, says VPT Chairman Krishna Babu: In a fresh move that is bound to soothe hurt feelings in Nellore district, the BJP-led NDA government has evinced keen interest in reviving the Dugarajapatnam Port proposal.
 
Special trains frm Vizag-Tata Nagar 30-Jul-2016
To cope with increasing passenger traffic the railways proposes to run 12 services of special train between Tata Nagar and Visakhapatnam and permanently augment Visakhapatnam-Kirandul passenger with three more general class coaches. The train No. 08189 Tata Nagar-Visakhapatnam special express will leave Tata Nagar on Fridays 7{+t}{+h}, 14{+t}{+h}, 21{+s}{+t}and 28{+t}{+h}of October, 4{+t}{+h}and 11{+t}{+h}November at 1 p.m. which will reach Visakhapatnam on the next day (Saturday) at 5.25 a.m.. In return direction the train No. 08190 Visakhapatnam-Tata Nagar will leave Visakhapatnam on Saturdays 8{+t}{+h}, 15{+t}{+h}, 22{+n}{+d}and 29{+t}{+h}of October, 5{+t}{+h}and 12{+t}{+h}November at 5.45 p.m. and will reach Tata Nagar on the next day (Sunday) at 10.45 a.m. The train in its composition will have one 2{+n}{+d}AC, one 3{+r}{+d}AC, five Sleeper Class, two General Second Class and General Second Class-cum-Luggage/ Disabled coaches. En route these pair of trains have stoppages at Vizianagaram, Srikakulam Road, Palasa, Brahmapur, Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jakhapura, Sukinda Road, Harichandanpur, Kendujhar, Nayagarh, Jaroli Banspani, Dangoaposi,Chaibasa and Rajkharswan. Kirandul passenger With a view to provide comfortable journey to the passengers, tourists and to clear extra rush East Coast Railway decided to augment three General Second class coaches on permanent basis with effect from August 1. The Train No. 58501 Visakhapatnam-Kirandul passenge...
 
Vizag gets ready for Vanam-Manam 29-Jul-2016
Visakhapatnam: Visakhapatnam district will celebrate Vanam-Manam, the 67th Vana Mahotsavam, by planting nearly 20 lakh saplings including 10 lakh in the city on Friday. Excise minister Kollu Ravindra will inaugurate the programme at the Eco Park in Kambalakonda. The district administration is targeting to increase greenery to 50% from 42% with this programme, said collector Praveen Kumar in an official release here on Thursday. 20 lakh pits have been dug in the district and saplings and plants aged up to one year have been kept ready for plantation under the programme, he added.
 
'OneTimePassword' frauds haunt city 29-Jul-2016
Visakhapatnam: A sum of Rs 50,000 was fraudulently withdrawn from the net-banking account of a state-government employee in May this year. His mistake was that he revealed the One Time Password (OTP) he received on his registered mobile number when requested by a telephone caller pretending to be the bank's customer care official. The complainant, who doesn't want to be quoted, is a resident of Dwarakanagar who approached the police after the nationalized bank failed to act on his complaint. The case was referred to the cyber crime cell at the police commissionerate. Cyber crime cell officials revealed that nearly 80 such fraud cases of money being withdrawn by taking the OTP were reported since January this year till date. Nearly Rs 5 lakh has been fraudulently transacted. Nearly 125 cases were reported last year in the cyber crime cell in the city. Most of the cases were reported from MVP Colony, Dwarakanagar, Kurmannapalem, Steel Plant, Gajuwaka, Airport, Maddilapalem and Seethammadhara. Most of the victims held accounts in State Bank of India, ICICI, Axis Bank and Andhra Bank. Cyber crime cell circle inspector K Satyanarayana Rao said preliminary investigations of such cases revealed that most of the telephone calls originated from Jharkhand and New Delhi.
 
‘The Fair’ gets under way 29-Jul-2016
‘The Fair’, a two-day exhibition-cum-sale of designer sarees, dress materials, trendy jewellery and home décor organised by Akhil Bhartiya Marwari Mahila Mandal began at Hotel Palm Beach on Wednesday. With the festive season round the corner, the fair gives a decent variety of choices for shoppers to deck up their wardrobes with designer collections sourced from across India. Cotton and silk dresses, georgette tops and the latest trend of asymmetrical kurtas, palazzos, sarees in a combination of fabrics and home décor items such as bed sheets are displayed at the stalls here. The exhibition also has an attractive range of festive paraphernalia for Raksha Bandhan, most of which are handmade by the participants with a touch of creativity in varied colours. There are terracotta pots and water vessels painted with designs and motifs, adding a fresh look. One of the stalls features freshly baked cupcakes, cookies and walnut and brownie energy bars made by a home baker. Part of the proceeds from the fair will be donated to the Ability Rehabilitation Centre. The exhibition will be open at the venue on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Naidu's Start-Up Plan To Wind Up! 29-Jul-2016
Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has the habit of imitating whatever schemes other states take up and claiming them as his own brain-children by giving them a lot of hype and publicity through his favourite media. But more often than not, they end up as mere publicity stunts. Take for example, the so-called Sunrise Start-Up Village started by Naidu amidst hype and hoopla at Rushikonda in Visakhapatnam in September 2014. Needless to say, it was the poor imitation of T-Hub launched by the Telangana government in Hyderabad. Naidu declared then that the 17,000 square feet Start-Up village would soon buzz with activity with several companies making a beeline to start their units there providing employment to thousands of people. He also said it was going to be the biggest start-up incubation centre in the country in the next two years. But after two years, the start-up village remained a non-starter. Only four or five companies started their units there and they are now forced to vacate the premises as the government had changed the rules for the start-ups. Now, the start-up village is all set to be wound up!
 
New Admiral Superintendent of Naval 29-Jul-2016
Rear Admiral Narayan Prasad took over as Admiral Superintendent Naval Dockyard from Rear Admiral SR Sarma during a formal ceremony at the Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam on Thursday. Prior to this appointment Rear Admiral Prasad served as the Chief Staff Officer (Technical) at HQs, ENC, Visakhapatnam and as Project Director at Aakansha, New Delhi. Rear Admiral S.R. Sarma who was at the helm at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam for 18 months, is now taking over as the Chief Staff Officer (Technical) at HQs, ENC. Rear Admiral Narayan Prasad was commissioned as an Engineer Officer into the Indian Navy in 83. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Pune, Naval War College, Mumbai, he has undergone Naval Higher Command Course and Senior Defence Management Course. He has held various important appointments in the Indian Navy including Operational, Staff, Dockyard, Research and Development. His shore appointments include General Manager (Refit) at ND(V) and Principal Director of Ship Production at New Delhi. His afloat appointments include tenures onboard frontline warships Talwar, Ranjit and Rana. He has also served as Fleet Engineer Officer of the Eastern Fleet in Visakhapatnam.
 
AP has <10% sewerage treatment 29-Jul-2016
Visakhapatnam: when the central and government are direction on Swachh Asian country campaign to enhance sanitation, the sewerage treatment capability is a smaller amount than ten among urban areas in province. According to an announcement issued by minister of state for atmosphere, forest and temperature change Anil Madhav Dave on Tues, 2,871 million liters per day of waste material is generated in AP, whereas the put in treatment capability is simply 247.27 million liters per day, that interprets in to a sewerage treatment capability of eight.6%. "We have around ten sewerage treatment plants within the state. we've got elaborated comes reports (DPRs) ready for majority of the urban native bodies, however {we can|we will|we are able to} take it up only funds are out there. we've got DPRs of around Rs vi,000 large integer already completed. the price is large as a result of it's not solely waste material treatment plants, however additionally pipelines to attach totally different areas," aforementioned a public health and municipal engineering department (PHMED) official.
 
Rs 37 lakh needed for conservation 29-Jul-2016
Visakhapatnam: A team from the conservation unit of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (Intach), Odisha has given an estimate of Rs 37 lakh for renovation of Visakha Heritage Museum, located at Beach Road. Efforts are now on to procure the required amount from the government. The Visakha Museum is in dire need of funds for conservation of its various artifacts and paintings. Museum curator MNA Patrudu said, "Intach experts from Bhubaneswar who had visited the museum sometime ago had given an estimate of about Rs 37 lakh to carry out the conservation works. They have already given us a detailed project report. We are now trying to get the files processed for government grant. The state government's department of archaeology and museums has to recommend for the grants from the Center."
 
 
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