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1.40 acre chosen for affordable housing projects in Visakhapatnam

The revenue officials from Visakhapatnam have been reportedly asked to hand over 40 acre of government land at Aganampudi, a suburb in Visakhapatnam.

2.Early Movers!

The Smart City Mission has finally started outsmarting its critics. With all 20 SPVs having been formed and a combination of true-blue managers and IAS officers appointed as CEOs, CW tracks the movers and shakers of the initiative.

3.Vizag to develop beach road under smart city

The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) plans to develop the beach road at a cost of Rs 200 crore to promote tourism as a part of the smart city project.

4.Through the Smart City Challenge proposal, we will further ensure the city remains dynamic to sustainable growth

After suffering the devastating Hudhud cyclone, the financial capital of Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam, also called Vizag, has begun to walk the path of re-establishing itself to make life beautiful for its cosmopolitan mix of people.

5.GVMC to adopt PPP model for key infra projects

In order to upgrade civic infrastructure and also to implement city beautification projects, the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) plans to adopt private participation (PPP) model. Among the projects that may be implemented under the model are desalination plant, streetlighting, multi-level car parking lot, construction of roads, footpaths

6.GVMC to upgrade ground water pits

Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) decided to upgrade ground water recharge pits across the city in order to ensure that ground water is conserved for use in summer months. The civic body plans to complete this work by the second week of July. However, some observers raise doubt on the ability of the civic body to complete the work by this time

7.GVMC to prepare a holistic CSP

Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) will prepare a city sanitation plan (CSP) by integrating all aspects in an effective way. The civic body would prepare the plan under the Capacity Building for Urban Development (CBUD) programme, which is financially supported by the World Bank. Visakhapatnam is one of the 18 cities that the bank chose for the programme

8.GVMC mulls pipeline projects to solve water shortage

In order to meet the growing water needs of the city, the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation is pursuing two pipeline projects. The city, which has a total demand of 76.6 mgd of water including from industrial sources, faces a deficit of 19 mgd. The deficit is expected to touch 39 mgd by 2020

9.GVMC asked to upgrade transport infra

The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) was urged by local councilors to upgrade transport infrastructure in order to resolve traffic snarls in the city. According to some councilors, there is a need for widening roads and constructing new flyovers and subways to overcome the growing traffic problems in the c

10.State govt grants Rs 120-crore waiver to Hindujas

The state government has waived vacant land and property tax to the tune of Rs 120 crore, out of the Rs 171-crore originally imposed on Hinduja National Power orporation Ltd (HNPCL) by the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC