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Gouttephone To Set Up Plant 07-Nov-2017
VIJAYAWADA: Gouttephone Technology Private Limited (GTPL), a Touch Panel manufacturing unit (OGS Technology), has announced to start its operations in Visakhapatnam Industrial Park.Under the first phase, the GTPL Total invest `504 crore and will generate employment to 300 persons. The plant will be setup in collaboration with For Trend Taiwan, leading technology and R&D provider in touch panel category across globe with 19 production facilities by renowned global brands like Apple, Samsung and LG. Representatives of GTPL who called on Information Technology Minister Nara Lokesh at the Interim Government Complex in Velagapudi on Monday, said that they were intending to make India as a hub for Southeast Asian market and also set up a research and development unit. Explaining about various initiatives being taken up by the Andhra Pradesh government for encouraging investors Lokesh said that they are giving the necessary approvals and land for those coming forward to invest in the State.The minister assured to extend all the needed cooperation for completing the Gouttephone.
 
3-Day Holiday Expo Comes to Close 06-Nov-2017
Vizag drawing more tourists from Hyderabad, says tour operator. The prospective travellers were seen making enquiries at the stalls put by the State Tourism Boards, Destination Management Companies (DMC s), hotel chains and others. The State Tourism Boards of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra , Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Gujarat and West Bengal put up their stalls. The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) put up a stall with the sole objective of promoting the island as a tourist destination. A couple of local men wanted information about hotel bookings in Mauritius but a representative of MTPA told them that bookings could be done only through travel operators or through MTPA websites. We got the maximum inquiries regarding the tour packages available to Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, Sri Lanka and Thailand. In the domestic sector, the maximum enquiries were for the package tours to Kerala, Shimla, Manali and Kashmir,” said Ramesh D, MD of DOT Holidays, Vizag.
 
Ganta Inaugurates Tank Bund 04-Nov-2017
HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao on Friday inaugurated tank bund and park developed at Endada and 39 lights in Bheemunipatnam constituency. The tank bund and park were developed at a cost of 1.17 crore by GVMC. Mr. Srinivasa Rao said several steps would be taken up to further beautify the city as IT and tourism were coming up in a big way. The HRD Minister said so far various development works were completed at a cost of 200 crore in Bhimili constituency. CC roads costing 76 crore and drainage with 67 crore are yet to be completed. Municipal Commissioner M. Hari Narayanan said because of the initiative taken by the Minister the development of the park and tank bund were developed in five months. Steps would also be taken to develop the 32 merged panchayats. Superintendent Engineers A. Venugopal and Pallamraju participated.
 
Water Problem Haunts New Apartment 04-Nov-2017
In the absence of connections, most of them forced to rely on borewells. Resident of an apartment at Pendurti is worried about meeting his water needs in summer much before the onset of the season. While the builder had tried to dig three bore-wells, only one produced water and the other two failed. Added to that, in the vicinity several bore-wells have come up. He is living in an apartment complex comprising four blocks and none of them is completed. Of 100 units, about 60 have been occupied. Though most of the apartments are learnt to have been sold, painting, fixing of taps and other minor works are going on in them. With many borewells in the vicinity, I am worried about how the situation will be in the months ahead, let alone the 24-hour supply promised by the builder,” said the resident who sought anonymity for apparent reasons. Besides all the flat-owners have to pay about 10000 each 5000 towards fee to GVMC and the remaining for other expenses if the semi-bulk water connection usually given to apartments is to be issued. With number of owners involved and work still going on that is also a time-taking task.
 
Visalandhra Book Fest From Tomorrow 03-Nov-2017
Visalandhra Book House will organise its 17th annual book exhibition at Turner’s Choultry from November 4 to 21. With 75 publishing houses participating over 25000 titles will be available, according to Visalandhra Book House Manager P.A. Raju. The exhibition will be inaugurated by Joint Collector G. Srijana on Saturday morning, he told reporters here. Mr. Raju recalled the glorious history of the publishing house that brought out renowned works of Kandukuri Veeresalingam Pantulu, Gurajada Appa Rao and Gidugu Rama Murthy and continued the literary tradition with Kodavatiganti, Chaso, Sripada Subrahmanya Sastry and Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry. Besides it brought to Telugu readers translations of Tolstoy, Gorky, Chekhov and Dostoevsky. Viriyala Gowtam of Abhyudaya Rachayitala Sangham (Arasam) participated.
 
Vizag Railway Station To Start Cab 02-Nov-2017
Now railway passengers have the benefit of a cab service to start very soon at Visakhapatnam Railway Station and this will make the trip more comfortable for sure. Now there is no more hassle of looking and booking private cab service or using Apps which may fail you at times. The railways have already called for tenders for instituting a cab service right at the Visakhapatnam Railway Station. One of the busiest on the East Coast, Vizag has high volume passenger movement. There is also the added issue of auto rickshaws and other vehicles who exercise a monopoly and harass cab drivers who try to pick up fares. These lead to the fares increasing without any justification. In the past passengers have had to brave the auto rickshaw owners and heavy luggage to exit the place and look for signal strength to book a cab. Not any more!! Coming sooner rather than later, the cab aggregator stand will be on the premises. It is started by the Waltair Railway Division. The Ministry is planning to provide the requisite space for 25 cabs to start with and kiosk facility as well. The feasibility study is underway for this at both Visakhapatnam and Bhubaneswar railway Stations. The last date for the tender is November 6. Whoever gets the contract will have it for 1 year and the tender value is 1.75 crores.
 
Vizag Needs Tourism Police Station 01-Nov-2017
It records growth in tourist footfalls. Harassment of tourists at secluded places can mar the image of a city. The harassment can range from passing snide remarks, photographing the tourists without their consent and pestering them for money to cheating them by bloating the room tariff and transport fare charges. The proposal for establishment of a Tourism Police Station which has been hanging fire for the past few years assumes greater significance with Visakhapatnam recording a steady growth in tourist footfalls, both domestic and international. Though the problem of harassment and cheating of tourists is relatively low in Visakhapatnam, even isolated incidents can mar the image.
 
Boxing Championship A Big Hit 31-Oct-2017
Visakhapatnam perfect platform for emerging talent, say coaches. The second edition of Elite Men’s National Boxing Championship, which drew to a close here on Monday, was a big hit with over 300 boxers from 37 States and sports promotion boards participating in it. Swarnabharati Indoor Stadium, venue of the tournament hosted by the Railway Sports Promotion Board, was brimming with spectators and boxing lovers on all days particularly on the last three days. With drum beats, continuous claps and whistles provided perfect platform for finals of the mega event. Though home team members made an early exit from the tournament it did not deter mood of the non-partisan spectators of the City of Destiny.
 
Guru Nanak Jayanti 30-Oct-2017
Nagar keertan marks Guru Nanak jayanti. Youth performing gatka during procession catches the eye of passers-by Nagar keertan and presentation of Punjab’s martial art form gatka formed part of the 548th Guru Nanak jayanti celebrated by the Sikhs in the city on Sunday. Gurudwara Sadh Sangat reverberated with devotional hymns as the devout started off their procession from the shrine to various parts of the city. Most men, women and children, dressed in white and blue, walked all along the procession holding orange-coloured flags as a mark of respect to Guru Nanak. Guru Granth Sahib was carried in a well-decorated truck and a team of singers recited bhajans all along the route. The procession passed through RTC Complex, Dabagardens, Jagadamba junction, Beach Road and Siripuram before culminating at Gurudwara. The passers-by were thrilled to see a team of youngsters wielding swords and performing gatka. Gurudwara Sadh Sangat witnessed a steady stream of devotees as they made their way to the place to pay their respect to the founder of the Sikh religion.
 
TRAI Holds Meet On Smart City 28-Oct-2017
Top officials from Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) held a meeting with the stakeholders at a seminar on ‘Smart city and Internet of Things’ to develop Visakhapatnam as one of the leading smart cities in the country. In his address TRAI Member Anil Kaushal said Visakhapatnam which received the recognition as the third cleanest city had a bright future in smart governance and smart management of several issues to bring about qualitative improvement in life. TRAI secretary S.K. Gupta, advisor Sanjeev Bansal and PR Advisor G. Muralidhar said the programme was the first in a series of seminars and consultative meeting planned for all the cities being developed as smart cities. TRAI organised lectures for the participants on challenges in implementation of smart cities and road ahead by J.V.S. Rama Krishna, Head-Business Initiatives and Smart Cities, L&T, demystifying IoT and trends and opportunities in transforming industries by M.P. Dubey, Joint Director, Software Technology Parks of India, P. Haribabu, Joint Director, IoT Group head, C-DAC.
 
 
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