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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Tribal Boy Scales Mount Everest 17-May-2017
VISAKHAPATNAM: Of the six youth from Andhra Pradesh who comprised the first Indian team this season to scale the Mount Everest (8850 meters) on Saturday from Northern Tibet side, Nagaraju Sundarana hailing from Sabbavaram in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh, was the first to set foot on the World's Highest peak at 8:20 am. A short while after he came down to the base camp happy and excited, Nagaraju tells from China, "I am happy to scale the mountain from Tibet side. This was my first and new experience for me. I enjoyed that moment of standing on the top of the world. I will next attempt to summit the Everest from the South End that is Nepal side."
 
Aircraft Museum to Be Inaugurated 16-May-2017
Visakhapatnam: District collector Pravin Kumar has urged the tourism, GVMC, Vuda and naval authorities to expedite the aircraft museum project and ensure that it is completed before inauguration on August 15. The recently decommissioned aircraft TU-142 M is being transformed into a museum on the Beach Road. Speaking at a review meeting here on Monday, the collector urged the concerned officials to design the museum in such a manner that it is at par with international aircraft museums. However, he was informed that the Andhra University authorities are yet to hand over the proposed site on AU Grounds for the project following which he spoke to the university registrar and told him to hand over the land immediately. The project is being taken up at a cost of Rs 10 crore and will be a part of the tourism mega complex that includes the Victory at Sea Memorial, Kursura Submarine Museum, Convention Hall and Visakha Museum.
 
Colombo Flight Tickets Till May 17 15-May-2017
VISAKHAPATNAM: Sale of tickets of direct flights from Vizag to Colombo has already commenced in the city. Sri Lankan Airlines is launching direct flights from July 8 this year. The flight would operate four days a week on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The price of tickets for a round-trip from Vizag to Colombo would be Rs 13,000 per person. The tickets are available with about 60 travel operators in the city and online. Tours and Travels Association of Andhra chairman O Naresh Kumar and president Kanneganti Vijayamohan said the flight would leave Colombo at 7.10 am and arrive in Vizag at 9.10 am. It would leave Vizag at 10.10 am and reach Colombo at 12.15 pm.
 
Multi-Organ Surgery Performed 13-May-2017
A multi-organ resection surgery was successfully performed at HCG Pinnacle Cancer centre. Consultant, surgical oncology, Raghu Vamsi N said the patient Satya Rao (47) from Rajam in Srikakulam had complaints in the left upper abdomen and back pain for three months with occasional bleeding from the rectum. He was diagnosed with cancer of the colon, involving pancreas, spleen and left kidney and was advised a multi-organ resection procedure, which involved the removal of tumor along with distal half of pancreas, spleen, left kidney and left side of colon. The whole team of HCG Pinnacle, including the support staff was involved in the post-operative care. He said the patient was coping well with the chemotherapy regimen.
 
Sri Lankan Airlines To Debut in VSP 12-May-2017
Good news for all those wanting to travel to Sri Lanka & in general just wanting much better international connectivity from Vizag! No longer do you have to fly from elsewhere instead of from Visakhapatnam because the Tours and Travels Association of Andhra Pradesh has officially announced the operation of Sri Lankan Airlines from the city. The flight operations will be kickstarting from July 8. The flight will operate four times per week on every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. It will leave Colombo at 7:10 AM and arrive at Vizag by 9:10 AM. The departure from Vizag will be at 10:10 AM, reaching Colombo by 12:15 PM. Sri Lankan Airlines has even launched special Economy Fares for ticketing before May 17 and for travel till November.
 
 
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