Saturday, January 19, 2019
Second edition of Araku Balloon Festival starts from January 18
Huge hot-air balloons was dotted the skyline of the Araku valley as the Second edition of the three-day Araku Balloon Festival got off to a perfect start on Friday (18-01-2019) morning. Experienced hot air balloon pilots with their balloons from 15 countries, such as India, the United States of America, Italy, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Spain, Malaysia, the Netherland, Germany, Brazil, Japan, and Slovakia are taking part in the event to fly all 20 balloons over the Araku Valley.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Parliamentary committee visits Visakhapatnam Railway Station
Parliamentary committee on Subordinate Legislation Chairman Dr.Subba Rami Reddy (Honble MP/RS), visited Visakhapatnam railway station. The purpose of the committee is to study about Solid Waste management and Plastic Waste Management. P.S. Mishra, General Manager, SE Railway, who is also the in-charge of East Coast Railway and Waltair Divisional Railway Manager M.S. Mathur received the delegation. The panel chairman of the committee inquired about the segregation of waste and disposal. The DRM said that adequate dustbins have been provided at public utility places and at all vending units and the garbage is handed over local GVMC every day to dump at local yard. He also explained that Waltair Division took several initiatives like Water Bottle crushers, Bio-decompose green bins, effluent treatment plants etc.Display Boards on antilittering, ban on plastic were also displayed to create awareness among the travelling public and frequent announcements are made in Public announcement system. The Chairman appreciated the efforts of the Railway administration for the various initiatives for improving passenger amenities. Prior to the meeting, GM and Principal Heads inspected railway station. They appreciated the creative art gallery at the station, inspected the Food Court-Rail Dhaba, Janahar, Executive Lounge and other facilities on platform No.8 of the Visakhapatnam Railway station.
Monday, January 14, 2019
Vizagites lit bonfires to celebrate Bhogi
Vizagites came out of their houses in large numbers and lit bonfires in the wee hours of Monday (14-01-2019) to celebrate Bhogi festival. Denizens formed Bhogi Mantalu at street corners. People in residential apartments were also seen setting bonfire with wood in their colonies.