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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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