Andhra Pradesh News on July 5, 2017

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TDP decries Roja’s remarks on Chandrababu

Tirupati:: The TDP staged a demonstration on Wednesday in protest against the remarks made by YSRCP Nagari MLA R.K.Roja against Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu. Condemning her comments as ‘mindless rant’, members of Telugu Mahila took to the streets by burning the effigy of Roja. Chittoor district TDP Mahila president Pushpavathi Yadav wared Roja to stop her theatrics or face public wrath.

Arjitha seva tickets will be released on July 7

Tirumala:: The TTD management is seriously engaged in finalizing the subtleties involved in the release of the online quota of ‘arjitha seva’ tickets for the month of October. Though the exact volume of tickets is not immediately known, the management is all set for the release on Friday soon after the conclusion of monthly Dial your TTD EO programme.

Plans to slash power tariff

Vijayawada:: The State government is chalking out plans to provide relief to the consumers from power tariff hikes by 2019-20 and slash the tariff if required by then. It is also making efforts to generate 5,000 MW solar power by 2020. Addressing a press conference, Energy Minister Kimidi Kala Venkata Rao said that the government would negotiate with bankers on the interest rate. The government is paying 11% interest and wanted to bring it down to 8.5%. The power dues from other government departments were also mounting. The Irrigation department alone had to clear Rs.600 crore, he said. He launched a website of the Directorate of Electrical Safety as part of ease of doing business indicatives.

‘Vajrapath’ launched

Vijayawada:: Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu launched Vajrapath app developed by ISRO to alert people on thunder and lightening at his residence on Wednesday. The people using th app can get alerts on location of lightning on their mobiles. The app alerts people through three circles in red, orange and yellow colours. The red circle indicates danger zone with the possibility of lightning strikes within 8 kms, orange circle indicates lightning in 8 to 1.5 km radius and the yellow indicates the possibility of lightning in 15 to 30 km radius.

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