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ECoR cancels 12 trains in Orissa

Posted on 17-Jul-2017

ECoR cancels 12 t...
ECoR cancels 12 trains in Orissa due to flash floods.

BHUBANESWAR: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Sunday cancelled at least 12 trains running on Titlagarh-Rayagada route due to flash floods triggered by heavy rains. A railway bridge between Theruvali and Sigpur stations on the route was washed away at about 11 am affecting railway services.

The Durg-Jagadalpur passenger, Raipur-Visakhapatnam passenger, Durg-Visakhapatnam passenger, Sambalpur-Koraput passenger, Sambalpur-Rayagada express, Rourkela-Koraput express, Durg-Jagdalpur express, Sambalpur-Nanded express and Bilaspur-Tirupati express have been cancelled from Sunday onwards.

The Jagdalpur-Howrah Samaleswari express, Visakhapatnam-LTT express, Nanded-Sambalpur express, Vijayawada-Rayagada passenger, Nizamuddin-Visakhapatnam Samata express and Raipur-Visakhapatnam passenger have been controlled en-route. At least five trains on the route were diverted on Sunday.

Howrah-Jagdalpur Samaleswari Express leaving Howrah on Sunday will be short terminated at Titlagarh and return to origin point on Monday. General Manager Umesh Singh directed restoration work on high priority. Senior officers have rushed to the site with men and materials. Work will start once the flood water recedes, he added. “Prompt response by Gangmen averted mishaps as a couple of goods train were scheduled to pass over the ‘Bridge 585’ between 10:45 am and 11:30 am. Principal Chief Engineer of Railways has directed local divisions to press all available resources for early restoration of traffic,” the official added.
Vijaya Bank in expansion mode Posted on 18-Jul-2017
Plans to open 50 more branches in State in two years Vijaya Bank is contemplating a massive expansion with plans to open 50 more branches in Andhra Pradesh during next two years. Executive Director B.S. Rama Rao said on Monday that at present they had 115 branches. Fifteen of the new branches would be set up during the current fiscal. He was speaking to the media here on Monday after inaugurating a branch at Narsipatnam in the district. He said the opening of the semi-urban branch in the district was another step towards extending the best banking services to the people of the district. The bank has 199 branches with 202 ATMs in Telugu States of AP and Telangana. The opening of new branch takes the total number of branches in the country to 2,033. He said “Vijaya Bank all India business volume stands at ₹ 230,184 crore as on March 31, 2017 with 132,983 crore through deposits.”

RINL junior trainee exam cancelled Posted on 18-Jul-2017
Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, has cancelled the junior trainee exam it conducted through a private agency on July 7. The examination was cancelled following complaints about two exams – the junior trainee and field assistant trainee being conducted simultaneously despite the fact that 10th and ITI passed candidates were eligible to apply for both the posts. RINL in a notification stated that the new date for exam would be notified through its website www.vizagsteel.com.

Integrated museum complex on Beach Posted on 18-Jul-2017
Integrated museum complex on Beach Road mooted. Even as on-site work on TU-142 fighter aircraft museum has to gather momentum for a formal inauguration by August 15, an integrated tourist museum complex is on the cards on the Beach Road. According to plans being worked out by officials, the museum complex comprises Victory-at-Sea Memorial, Kursura Submarine museum and Rajiv Smruti Bhavan. The integrated museum combines all of them for tourists with a single ticket and may take about half a day for the visit, according to information available. An audio-visual show on the Kursura submarine and TU-142 is being planned with life on them and how they worked. A laser show is also on the cards. The integrated museum was mooted at a meeting the Chief Minister had with the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the ENC and the District Collector during his visit to receive the decommissioned TU-142. The project is being executed for the Tourism Department by VUDA. Responding to the Expression of Interest (EoI) called for by VUDA, four consultants have submitted technical and financial bids to prepare the design. The designs will be examined by a committee of officials comprising VUDA Vice-Chairman, the Chief Engineer, officials from the Navy, the Tourism Department and GVMC. After technical qualification, a combined evaluation with price bids will be taken up to finalise the agency, it was learnt. After finalising the design, the next process of preparing detailed project report

A refreshing list of flavours Posted on 18-Jul-2017
A refreshing list of flavours for chai lovers On a rainy Monday morning, Y. Sai Kumar gets busy filling the glasses to the brim with hot tea and serving them to a host of auto-drivers, shoppers and students who line up for the much- required dose of refreshment at his stall. The clinking of the cups gets louder as the tea-maker sets the transparent containers ready for the customers who wait eagerly to relish the steaming hot chai followed by a mouthful bite of a biscuit dipped in tea. With customised spices and masala powder prepared by the chai-wala, more than 100 flavours are brewed at the tiny outlet located near the Yellamma temple near the Jagadamba junction. Sai Kumar was very young when he learnt the art of making tea at a tiffin outlet located in Kukatpally, Hyderabad. However, he was quick enough to hone his skills and come up with new variants. “I was 13 when I made the first tea for a customer. However, I absorbed the techniques required for the perfect blend quick enough to bring a smile on customer’s face after sipping it,” says the tea-vendor. Unable to find a job suitable, Sai Kumar decided to start his own venture a few years later. His first outlet was set up at Gachibowli, Hyderabad, which turned out to be an instant hit among the locals. “After a decade, I moved to Visakhapatnam so that I can stay close to my parents and relatives,” he told The Hindu. Soon, his outlet — My Favourite Tea — that offers assorted flavours turned into a stopover for severa

Petroleum Institute: Bill introduced in Lok Sabha The government on Tuesday tabled the Bill to establish the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy in Visakhapatnam as an institution of national importance. The Bill was introduced as the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy Bill in the Lok Sabha by Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan. It is estimated that the establishment of the institute will require total capital expenditure of ₹655.46 crore and an endowment fund of ₹400 crore. The budgetary support for capital expenditure has been spread out till 2022-23 and was scheduled to begin from 2016-17. The Bill seeks to promote education and research in the area of petroleum, hydrocarbons and energy. Promotion of research and development for the benefit of oil, gas, petrochemical industry and the energy sector has also been identified as a focus area for the institution.

No greenfield shipyard in Vizag Posted on 20-Jul-2017
Central government stated that the Andhra Pradesh state government did not reach out to them for setting up Greenfield shipyard in Visakhapatnam eliminating the prospect of one coming up. It may be noted that the AP government as part of its vision for maritime development has been working with United Shipbuilding Corporation(USC) of Russia for a strategic partnership. In response to a question asked by Rajya Sabha member V Vijaysai Reddy’s, Ministry of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre replied that the USC had not come forward to set up a Greenfield shipyard in Visakhapatnam. Reddy further asked, if the Ministry requested the AP government to allot land for this project. The GOI replied in writing that the question of allotting land does not arise as the corporation did not approach the Union government in first place. USC has been eying for shipbuilding activity in AP. Moreover, the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) representatives had discussions in Russia in 2016 regarding the Greenfield shipyard. Consequently, APEDB and USC inked a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) on 12 October2016, to get going with the construction of the ship yard.

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