Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Security arrangement reviewed
The Chief Security officer of the Prime Minister, Pankaj Pandey has reviewed the security arrangement for the International Fleet Review in the city. The Prime Minister will be in the city on February 6 and 7 to participate in the international event. He also visited Andhra University Engineering College grounds where the IFR village and Maritime Exhibition will be conducted, INS Samudrika banquet hall, INS Sumitra, presidential yacht, hospitality complex at hospitality jetty, RK Beach area.
Beautification works changes the face of city
The beautification works taken up by various departments including Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority, Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation and Visakhapatnam Port Trust have been completed. The GVMC had re-laid various road that connect with the IFR venues besides renovating the footpaths. The footpaths were developed at a cost of Rs.14.5 crore. Five parks in between Park Hotel to the Coastal Battery as the Maritime museum were refurbished with Rs.2 crore.
GVMC commissioner urges public to cooperate
GVMC Commissioner Pravin Kumar urged the public to cooperate with the officials to ensure utmost sanitation and cleanliness of the city during the event period. He explained the special sanitation plan they had drafted for the event. The GVMC has identified 137 prime areas in and around the IFR venue and drafted a special sanitation plan. He said that GVMC is procuring a beach cleaning machine worth Rs48 lakh. 75 enclosures and 9 parking places were earmarked for the general public. Water supply will be provided to all important junction. The GVMC would also source about 100 latrines and 150 urinals for the IFR, he said. As many as 2,468 sanitation staff would oversee the sanitation works apart from 277 supervisors and 67 officials. A 30 point instruction list was issued to the sanitation staff.
Meanwhile the police have imposed restrictions. They informed that no vehicle will be allowed without a valid vehicle pass beyond the following junctions on February 7 – AVN College down, KGH opposite junction, Dandu Bazar, ZP Junction, Central Revenue Headquarters junction, Seven Hills Junction, Patel junction, Siripuram junction, Dutt Island, Balaji Nagar, Mental Hospital junction, Lawsons Bay Colony and roads connecting to Beach Road from East Point Colony.