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No Water Supply Today 24-Mar-2017
Visakhapatnam: There will be no water supply in some areas of Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) on March 24 from 9am to 5pm, an official release said here on Thursday. The shut down is to enable repair works on Friday to the damages in the panel board equipment and electrical motors of the pump house under Raiwada Drinking Water Supply Scheme at Padmanabhapuram. Due to the repair works the GVMC will stop drinking water supply to Vimana Nagar, Kakaninagar, Buchirajupalem, APSEB Colony, Lakshmi Nagar F Block under 67th ward of zone-6, Gopalapatnam, Tailors Colony, Old Gopalapatnam, Venkatapuram of 68th ward, Appalanarasayya Colony, Krishna Nagar, Durga Nagar Colony, Sai Madhava Nagar, Venkatasai Nagar, Banta Colony, Madhavadhara, Murali Nagar, Kancharapalem, Marripalem Vuda Colony, R and B Office, Kapparada of zone-4 and surrounding areas. Similarly, Block 10, Seethammadhara Doctors Colony, MMTC Colony, Bhanu Nagar, HB Colony, Simhadripuram and Seethammadhara North Extension of zone-2 will also not get water.
Exclusive Fish Food Zone in Vizag 23-Mar-2017
VISAKHAPATNAM: The port city will soon have AP's first Fish Food Zone (FFZ) on the lines of those in Chidambaram and Bengaluru. The zone will have 62 shops trading only dry fish, fresh water fish and marine fish as well as a restaurant serving fish delicacies. Freezers will also be provided to the traders. The AP fisheries department with the help of Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (Vuda) will build a G+4 building on a 900 square yard area at the existing fishing market adjacent to Dwarakanagar RTC Complex.
Wagon Workshop Work to Begin Soon 21-Mar-2017
Visakhapatnam: Construction of the wagon periodical overhauling (WPO) workshop at Vadlapudi under Waltair division of East Coast Railway is likely to start in the next fiscal as the Union railway budget sanctioned Rs 80 crore to the project. The project is expected to be completed by 2020. At present, Andhra Pradesh has one such workshop at Vijayawada. Vizag's will be second and first modern workshop with advanced facilities in the state. The Railway Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), which was entrusted with the task of developing the project, had completed its ground survey and preparation of the detailed project report (DPR). The DPR has been approved by the Railway Board and subsequently, the railway ministry gave its nod to start construction within the next few months.
No Cash Boards Back at ATMs 18-Mar-2017
People resorting to panic withdrawal, says a banker. The lifting of restrictions on withdrawals, with effect from March 13, as also cash being received from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) not matching the demand, is leading to some of the ATMs going dry and customers once again being forced to run around the city for cash. I went to the IDBI ATM at TPT Colony, the ICICI ATM, opposite the MRO Office and the South India Bank ATM near SFS School on Thursday but they had no cash. Situation is no different on Friday,” says a resident of TPT Colony.
Sludge Disposal a Delicate Task 17-Mar-2017
Framework for its management in six months, says expert. Disposal of faecal sludge has become onerous task in the absence of licensed operators and standard operating procedure in the city. With 84 % faecal sludge untreated and 54 % of households dependent on on-site management with septic tanks and pits besides only 40 % of the city covered under underground drainage (UGD), the magnitude of the problem is quite high. Roughly 50 % of the households in the city require the services of vacuum truck operators to empty septic tanks but the disposal is unsafe with the trucks discharging the untreated sludge in nalas, sea or open environment, a study, by WSUP Advisory, says.
TU-142 to Wait in Wings 15-Mar-2017
Officials search for a suitable site to set up the museum. Following a decision by the State government to convert the soon-to-be decommissioned TU-142 anti-submarine aircraft into a museum, a la Kursura submarine, a search is on for a suitable site. The aircraft will be decommissioned at the Naval Air Station INS Rajali at Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu on March 29. TU-142 made in Russia is still the heaviest and fastest turbo-propelled craft in the world that will fly till it is decommissioned on March 29. The 54-metre-long craft with 50 metres of wing span will have served the Navy for 30 years when it is decommissioned. PI-8 is the replacement for TU-142.
Cops Beef Up Security For Holi 11-Mar-2017
Visakhapatnam: With the city gearing up for Holi celebrations on Sunday, police as well as the public are worried about increasing bootlegging, rash driving and other traffic problems in Vizag. Considering the recent car accident at Visalakshi Nagar where two people died, the police are to keep extra vigil at all important junctions including RK Beach and Rushikonda as well as the BRTS Road from NH-16 to Gajuwaka. They will also keep an eye on the visitors at rain dance event of various hotels, besides the beach where many revellers will try to go for a swim under the influence of alcohol, a source said.
Power Consumption Shoots Up 11-Mar-2017
Visakhapatnam: Since the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of a warm summer this year, state power utilities including city-based AP Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL) are expecting a sharp raise in power consumption in the state. At present the average power consumption per day is 165 million units (MU) and officials expect that this will touch 180 to 185 MUs by the beginning of April in the 20,575 villages across the state. Of this 10,932 villages are under APEPDCL limits covering Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, East Godavari, West Godavari and Visakhapatnam. The state has two discoms that serve nearly 1.6 crore consumers.
BARC to Set Up Research Reactor 10-Mar-2017
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre is setting up a 30 MW research reactor at Visakhapatnam to meet the demand for high specific activity radioisotopes and carry out extensive research and development in nuclear sector. Presently only two research reactors including 100 MW Dhruva at Tarapur in Maharashtra and 30 KW Kamini at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu are operational, while the older six reactors have been decommissioned for various reasons. There is a lot of work to be done in the field of radioisotopes. We currently have only two research reactors operational and we will be recommissioning the Apsara reactor by 2018, Sujay Bhattacharya, Associate Director, Reactor Group at BARC, told PTI. “But now, as we continue to expand in this area, we felt the need to have one more reactor,” he said.
Campaign Draws to a Close 08-Mar-2017
1.55 lakh graduate voters to exercise their franchise in Council elections. Curtains came down on hectic campaigning by rival candidates amid trading of charges and counter-charges at 6 p.m. on Tuesday for the MLC seat from North Andhra Graduates’ Constituency. Unlike the electioneering for the Assembly and Lok Sabha the political parties as well as the Independent candidates focused on door-to-door canvassing, holding small meetings and bank on community welfare outfits to garner votes. An estimated 1.55 lakh graduates registered their names as voters. In all 30 candidates are in fray. Independent backed by CPI (M) Aja Sarma, BJP-TDP joint candidate P.V.N. Madhav, Yadla Adi Raju of Congress and senior journalist and Lok Satta-supported candidate V.V. Ramana Murthy were ahead of others for the March 9 elections. YSR Congress, which has not fielded anyone in the election announced its support to the candidature of Mr. Sarma.
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