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    11 vending zones to be set up in the GVMC limits of the Visakhapatnam

    TNN | Updated: May 16, 2018, 12:35 IST
    VISAKHAPATNAM: In a bid to address the issue of encroachments of public spaces by roadside vendors, the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) commissioner M Hari Narayanan announced 11 vending zones within the GVMC limits on Tuesday. The GVMC has also requested people to cooperate, participate and give their suggestions about the vending zones within a week.

    As per plans, one vending zone will be set up at the junction leading to Hanumanthavaka - Arilova road in the Ward 2 of Zone I. In Zone 2, a vending zone will be set up besides SFS school in Seethammadhara.

    One each will be set up in Zone III and IV. The vending zone in Ward 26 will be set up opposite GVMC fruit market in Zone III, the other will come up in Ward 39, near East Park in Madhavadhara in Zone IV.

    According to the commissioner, four vending zones will be set up in Zone V. Two of these dedicated zones will come up in Madhurawada, one at the Vuda Colony 100 feet road, near Yamaha showroom and the fourth one will come up near the old highway road, Chandrampalem.

    One will be set up between the tahsildar’s office and Gajuwaka zonal office (Ward 61) and another at the 130 feet Vuda Road (Ward 52).

    In Zone VI, the vending zone will be set up in behind Sudha Hotel located in Ward 63. Another such facility will be set up in front of Nehru Chowk at Four Road Junction, (Ward 67), Anankapalle.

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      Boat was one among hundreds that did not have a valid licence

      V Kamalakara Rao| TNN | Updated: May 17, 2018, 09:29 IST
      Sources said the boat operators who are shying away from procuring the licences are doing so due to various re... Read More

      VISAKHAPATNAM: The boat that capsized in Godavari river in East Godavari district on Tuesday night did not have a valid licence. But in an even more startling revelation, it turns out that of the over 800 boats that ply in the waters of Andhra Pradesh, only 83 have a valid licence.

      “The boat that capsized near Manturu village of Devipatnamdid not have a valid licence issued by AP Ports, the licensing authority,” K Sridharma Sastha, port officer, AP Ports, told TOI over phone.

      According to him, almost 90 per cent of the private boat operators ply without a valid licence. “Till recently, it was the irrigation department which would issue the licence. We took over in November 2017 and have so far issued licences to 83 boats including 23 vessels from the north coastal districts of East Godavari, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam,” Sastha said. “Once a boat operator comes to us with valid documents and proper fitness certificate, we will be able to issue the licence within two days. More than 700 boats are yet to get themselves registered with our department. And this despite we holding awareness camps among the boat operators on a regular basis,” Sastha said.

      Sources said the boat operators who are shying away from procuring the licences are doing so due to various reasons like unfit conditions of the boat, improper documents. This being the situation, another boat tragedy like what happened in East Godavari on Tuesday is waiting to happen in any corner of the state anyday.

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        End port pollution row, PK tells govt

        TNN | May 18, 2018, 23:49 IST

        Visakhapatnam: It is unfortunate to see the people of Gangavaram area, including children, being subjected to severe pollution from the nearby Gangavaram port due to which they are falling prey to various diseases, said Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan.

        The actor-turned-politician visited Gangavaram on Friday and interacted with the people who were displaced from the area due to the construction of the port. Addressing a public meeting, he demanded the state and Union governments to come up with a solution to the pollution problem at the port.

        “I supported and campaigned for both BJP and TDP in the 2014 general elections in the best interests of the people of Andhra Pradesh. After coming into power, they have neglected people’s problems. People should revolt against those leaders who have not fulfilled their promises. I demand the port authorities to allocate 5% of their profits towards development of the area,” said Pawan Kalyan.

        He said that the party will contest in all the 175 constituencies in the 2019 elections. “I am going to start ‘Porata Yatra’ to understand the problems of the public and chalk out strategies and solutions for those problems,” said Kalyan.

        Chandrasekhar appointed as General Secretary:

        Pawan Kalyan appointed retired IAS officer and industrialist Thota Chandrasekhar as the General Secretary of the party on Friday. Addressing the media, Pawan Kalyan hoped that Chandresekhar’s experience and skills will further strengthen the party and expand its horizons. On the other hand, Pawan Kalyan continued his discussions with the party leaders and activists from north coastal Andhra Pradesh in the evening. According to sources, several leaders have joined the party on Friday. In the morning, several kids and general public met Pawan Kalyan at Ambedkar Bhavan.

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          Visakhapatnam warming up to rooftop solar grids

          VISAKHAPATNAM: With a number of urban consumers from apartment complexes, hotels and educational institutes coming forward to install rooftop solar grids, solar power development is slowly but surely picking up momentum in city. Also, there has been a considerable growth in the demand for solar PV pump sets in the rural areas within the district.

          As per discom Andhra Pradesh Central Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL) statistics, till February 2018, 563 rooftop solar grids were synchronized with the grid providing a total capacity of 6,837 kW with another 736 units of 3,651 kW capacity which were yet to be installed.

          People are being more conscious and realising the need to switch to energy efficient and clean renewable energy sources, which is touted to be a reason behind this trend. Adding to the momentum, the Greater Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (GVMC) has recently initiated construction of first of its kind floating solar farm of two MW capacity at Mudasaralova reservoir and has a similar plan of constructing a three MW solar farm at Meghadrigeda reservoir.

          Currently Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) is the largest producer of solar power in the district with a 10 MW plant near the airport. Vijaya Milk Products Pvt Ltd produces about 1.15MW of solar power, while Simhachalam Devasthanam is providing one MW with Visakha Diary rounding off to 420 kW. The GVMC has also installed rooftop solar grid of a total capacity of 258.24 kWp.

          Some of the educational institutions in the district, such as Gitam University, St Joseph’s College, Avanti Group of Colleges, Timpany School, VCTPL, Lendi Engineering College, NSRIT have already jumped onto the solar bandwagon.

          Speaking to TOI Red Solar marketing vice president, Venkatesh Majji said, “We have installed more than 50 residential houses in Visakhapatnam with capacity of 200 kW and commercial installation capacity of 800 kW.”

          “ There is a huge scope in city, especially in residential sectors as 30% subsidy from ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) is given for residential houses if it is under five kW.”

          “However, all the options available in the solar industry are not being explored fuly by the public,” said T Pradeep, manager of SM Renergy solar firm.

          P Srinivas Babu, managing director of Hotel Rockdale Clarks Inn said that they have installed solar water heater to conserve energy and use eco-friendly clean energy.

          B Mahalakshmi Naidu, an employee with Vizag Steel Plant has installed one kW roof-top on grid at his home. “People mistakenly think it is complicated and costly affair but I have applied for subsidy and got it easily and my current bill has reduced considerably even during peak summer,” he said.


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            Container Cafetaria to come up on Vizag-Bheemili Road

            Sulogna Mehta| TNN | May 20, 2018, 02:22 IST

            Visakhapatnam: The AP Tourism authority is coming up with a unique ‘Container Cafetaria’ on Vizag-Bheemili Road near Erra Matti Dibbalu on a two-acre land.

            Themed on port container terminals, the cafeteria would have glass casing for a sea and landscape view. Parking facility and gardens would be part of the Rs 2 crore project.

            Work on the uniquely designed restaurant has commenced and is expected to be completed by November. Apart from Haritha hotels at Rushikonda, this will be the only restaurant of the state tourism department.

            Speaking about the designs, executive engineer of APTDC S V Gangaraju said, “The concept is that of a container terminal but entirely with glass windows for a panoramic view of the sea and open gardens. The building, done in conformity with Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) norms, is a non-permanent structure with ground plus first floor. The restaurant would be 70 feet by 90 feet with parking and gardens around on the sprawling two-acre land. The land levelling work has already been completed.”

            “For the project, the state tourism department has sanctioned Rs 2 crore. The plans and drawings by engineers have been laid. Next 3D elevation drawings have to be prepared. We hope this kind of a restaurant would be a hit with the tourists and visitors as there are no such stand-alone restaurants with a great view along the Beach Road,” said Gangaraju.


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              GVMC revamps tanks ahead of rainy season

              TNN | May 20, 2018, 02:21 IST

              Visakhapatnam: In an effort to improve groundwater levels ahead of monsoon and to provide leisure places to residents around the water bodies, the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) has started revamping nine tanks in the Gajuwaka zone with about Rs 5.6 crore.

              Some of these tanks are located in Nammi Doddi, Islampalem, Old Aganampudi, Desapatrunipalem, Peddapalem, etc. The civic body wants to complete the works of these tanks before the onset of monsoon, which otherwise would hamper the purpose of the works. The GVMC has already renovated several tanks in the city outskirts such as Yendada, Tunglam, Bakkannapalem, Darapalem and Nagarapalem. Now, the GVMC is planning to renovate a few more tanks in this fiscal.

              The GVMC commissioner M Hari Narayanan, who visited and monitored the ongoing works at some of these tanks on Friday, said that the GVMC has taken up the initiative to improve the number of water sources in the city. “Improving these water bodies will help stabilise the ground water levels in the area. The bunds of these water bodies will be strengthened and benches will be provided along the bunds for the public,” said Hari Narayanan.

              Besides deepening and desilting these water bodies, garbage is being removed from the tanks. These renovated water bodies will also get walking paths and attractive lighting for the multi-purpose use of these tanks. The people living around the renovated tanks such as Yendada, Tunglam, etc. have already started utilising walking tracks ard area around the tanks for recreational purposes.

              Many of the water tanks located in the newly merged villages, which were once the irrigation tanks or drinking water sources, have turned into garbage dumps or sewage pools. People shifting away from the community-based tank system to individual water sources, encroachments, silt and other factors have also decreased their number or size. According to the old-timers of the city, several tanks have disappeared over the years because of poor urban planning.


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                State govt cracks down on inland boats plying without permit

                TNN | May 20, 2018, 02:30 IST

                Following the boat tragedy in Godavari River on May 16, the state government has decided to implement a few rules from September 1 to avert such accidents. For instance, no boat will be allowed to ferry passengers or transport goods without being certified under the Inland Vessels Act, issued by the Andhra Pradesh Ports department.

                The government is also planning on constituting an Inland Vessels Transport Regulatory Authority in the state.

                The decision was taken by the chief secretary of the state Dinesh Kumar during a meet with officials from the irrigation department, AP ports department and representatives from Boat Operators’ Association in Amaravati on Friday.

                During the meet it was decided that temporary licenses will be issued to boats plying in Godavari River till August 31. Only after vessels are inspected properly that permanent licenses would be issued. All kinds of boats in the state should have the permissions and the licenses issued by the ports department.

                The boats, which are in good condition would be allowed to ferry passengers in a reduced capacity.

                For cargo boats, permissions to carry less than 10 tonnes of cargo would be given by the irrigation department and above 10 tonne-capacity boats will have to get the permission from the ports department under Inland Vessels Act.

                The AP Ports director Koya Praveen said that around 70% of the boats plying in Krishna River have been given permissions under Inland Vessels Act, while boats plying in River Godavari, have not yet approached the department for permissions to ply their boats.

                It was decided that temporary licenses will be issued to boats plying in Godavari River till August 31. Only after vessels are inspected properly that permanent licenses would be issued

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                  Laterite mining going on unchecked in Agency

                  B. Madhu Gopal
                  VISAKHAPATNAM, MAY 20, 2018 00:00 IST
                  UPDATED: MAY 20, 2018 04:18 IST
                  Green concerns:A road leading to the site of the laterite mining going on atop the hill near Chintapalli in the Agency area of Visakhapatnam districtC.V. Subrahmanyam.C.V.Subrahmanyam Local people allege it will contaminate groundwater, destroy coffee, mango crops

                  The livelihood of the tribal people of Siripuram, Rajupakalu, Terapalli, Labbangi, Madigunta and Rajubanda villages in Chintapalli mandal is under threat due to the extensive mining for laterite atop a hill in the Agency areas of the district.

                  The tipper trucks, kicking up a lot of dust, as they moved up and down the kutcha road, formed to facilitate the transport of laterite. An excavator was seen continuously working digging up the red mud on the hilltop and loading it on to the trucks.

                  “Quarrying for laterite was done at the foothill about a couple of years ago and was abandoned. A kutcha road was laid to the hill top some months ago and mining was being done, without the consent of the local people. The State government has not responded to our plea for stopping the mining,” said Ulli Lakshmaiah, a former MPP of Peda Barada.

                  “The mining for laterite will not only result in contamination of groundwater but also destroyed coffee and mango crop in addition to make a dent in the revenue from tourism,” he said.

                  “There is a perennial natural spring atop the hill. The water in the spring is believed to be contaminated and we are told that it can also cause groundwater pollution in the surrounding villages,” says Jagannadham of Labbangi village.

                  “The mandatory approval of the Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Committee and the Gram Sabha was not taken by the mining company,” alleges Tata Rao, another villager.

                  Court order violated?

                  “There are coffee plantations in 80 acres in Madigunta, Rabbarugondi, Terapalli, Siripuram and Rajunbanda and the contaminated water flowing down the hill slope could destroy the plantations,” say P. Venkateswarlu and Ramana of Peddabarada village.

                  Former Minister for Tribal Welfare P. Balaraju demanded an immediate halting to laterite mining in the Agency areas.

                  Alleging that mining was being done by big businessmen on ‘benami’ (in the names of tribal people), he wondered: how can the poor tribal people invest lakhs of rupees?

                  Meanwhile, the former Energy Secretary and social activist E.A.S. Sarma wrote to Chief Secretary Dinesh Kumar, saying that ignoring the interim order issued by the High Court , prohibiting laterite mining, subject to certain conditions, on March 27, this year, in Nathavaram mandal in the district, it was resumed by miners, without fulfilling the conditions.

                  He suspected the connivance of local Revenue, Forest, Mining and Police Officers, apparently under pressure from senior political leaders. He sought intervention of the Chief Secretary to ensure compliance of the court order.

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                    Vuda mulls big underground parking facility in Siripuram

                    Umamaheswara Rao| TNN | May 21, 2018, 02:25 IST

                    Visakhapatnam: The Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (Vuda) is mulling to build an underground parking facility in Siripuram to ease parking woes in one of the most congested areas of the city.

                    The underground structure will be created by integrating buildings and properties owned by Vuda located close to each other in Siripuram, such as Udyog Bhavan, Gurazada Kalakshetram, Vuda Children’s Arena and the vacant plot next to Udyog Bhavan.

                    Vuda had a long time ago proposed to construct a multi-level parking facility in Siripuram but it failed to make headway due to feasilbility issues and finances involved in the project.

                    The proposal for the underground structure comes on the heels of Vuda’s decision to build a similar facility near RK Beach as part of its ‘Integrated Museum and Tribal Complex’ scheme.

                    In recent times, Vuda has shifted its focus to developing parking facilities in the city in efforts to solve the growing traffic problems of the city. In its 2018-19 budget, Vuda had earmarked Rs 10 crore for the multi-level parking facility in Siripuram and Rs 10 crore for the underground facility on Beach Road.

                    Vuda aims to create more parking spaces for its facilities such as Gurazada Kalakshetram and Children’s Arena which see large crowds during key events. Moreover, employees of HSBC who currently use a vacant plot of land in Siripuram to park their vehicles, will soon have to look for new places to park as the plot has now been allocated to a private group in exchange for the latter’s land near RK Beach, on which a convention centre of the state government will come up.

                    Vuda says the proposed underground parking will be highly useful for the HSBC employees as well.

                    Vuda vice-chairman P Basanth Kumar said the underground parking facility proposal has received in-principle approval.

                    “As of now, only conceptual drawings of the project have been created. Estimates have not been prepared for the project yet,” said Basanth Kumar.

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                      New road to Satyanarayana temple will fully skirt KGH

                      Umamaheswara Rao| TNN | May 21, 2018, 02:26 IST

                      Visakhapatnam: Work on an alternative concrete road and a boundary wall for the Isukakonda Sri Satyanaryana Swamy temple, located at one end of the King George Hospital (KGH), is going on in full swing. The GVMC and Visakhapatnam Port Trust have jointly taken up the road project, which costs around Rs 5 crore.

                      The lack of an alternative route has been forcing devotees to cross several departments of the KGH, including the mortuary and super-speciality ward, before reaching the temple. On the other hand, it has become a nightmare for patients as well as medical personnel who has to jostle with the devotees inside the hospital premises, especially on every Pournami when thousands of devotees visit the temple. According to historians of the city, till a few decades ago the Isukakonda Sri Satyanaryana Swamy temple was a small one. Over the years, it was developed into one of the most famous temples of the city to the point where the temple had to be taken over by the endowments department.

                      According to GVMC engineering officials, work on the alternative road began about a month ago. “The project duration is six months,” said the official.

                      HRD minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao laid the foundation stone for the road works on March 1.


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