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1.Recouping after Hudhud

It took Vizag by surprise. All we could do was stand by our doors and windows, and see trees being uprooted and electric poles falling. In some apartments, the furniture blew out from one window into the other. Once the reverse action of the cyclone started, cars were moving sideways because of the wind. There wasn´t a single building that didn´t suffer damages.


2.Vizag corporation plans biogas plant

Soon some streetlights in Visakhapatnam may be lit using the electric power generated from the biogas plant proposed by the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC). The civic body plans to generate 100 cubic metre of biogas from 2 tonne of organic waste generated from kitchen through the


3.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


4.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


5.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


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.Vizag's Bheemili poised for development

Bheemunipatnam or Bheemili's merger with Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation and the initiation of the Vizag-Bheemili Beach Corridor project could well turn Bheemili into a tourist-cum-residential hub in the next half a decade, feel realtors. Bheemili, being the second oldest municipality in the country and also once known for its Dutch settlements, realtors said that Bheemili and a few villages neighbouring it are located in an ideal location as they have the beach to one side and the n


8.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


9.Vizag civic body fares better in road repairs

When it comes to maintenance of roads in urban area, the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) appears to be faring better than its counterparts in other cities. Although the roads at many places have undergone repeated patchwork repairs in Vizag, they are somehow holding through and have not proved hazards to the road-users even during the heavy rain, say residents of the city.


10.Vizag, EESL signs pact for Led street lights

The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation and Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) have signed an agreement to provide LED street lights in the city, with total project cost of Rs 65.76 crore.