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  • Many from city book bus tickets for April 15

    Even as uncertainty looms large over the lifting of lockdown on April 14, people in the city have started booking bus tickets for various destinations from April 15.

    According to sources, a majority of the seats in APSRTC services bound to Vijayawada, Rajamahendravaram, Guntur, Eluru and other places in the State and Hyderabad in Telangana have already been booked online for April 15.

    However, there has been no official confirmation that the lockdown will be lifted.

    A few days ago, the APSRTC made bus tickets available for online booking and people started booking the tickets. Among them, many are said to be those who work in other places or are stuck in the city due to the lockdown.

    ‘Utter confusion’

    However, some passenger say that their tickets booked for the journey dates after April 15 have been cancelled and they have got the refunds.

    “I came to my mother’s house in the city and have got stuck due to the lockdown. I booked tickets in bus, train and flight. However, the tickets have been cancelled and money refunded. I do not understand what this means. As the portals are opened for booking, I was under the impression that the lockdown would be lifted on April 14. But with the cancellation of tickets, the suspense continues,” says T. Swathi, a resident of Hyderabad.

    APSRTC responds

    APSRTC Regional Manager M.Y. Danam says that the bookings are open, but plying of buses depends on the lifting of lockdown.

    “We are waiting for the government’s decision on lockdown. If the lockdown is extended, the ticket money will be refunded to the passengers,” the Regional Manager adds.

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    Even as uncertainty looms large over the lifting of lockdown on April 14, people in the city have started booking bus tickets for various destinations from April 15. According to sources, a majority of the seats in APSRTC services bound to Vijayawada, Rajamahendravaram, Guntur, Eluru and other places in the State and Hyderabad in Telangana…

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  • Bright days ahead for Madhurapudi Airport

    Image result for Madhurapudi AirportRajamahendravaram: Bright days are ahead of the airport at Madhurapudi near Rajamahendravaram. According to airport director M Raj Kishore, the runway expansion works are expected to be complete by end of December. The runway, if expanded, will allow landing of big flights. The existing 5,000 feet runway will be expanded to 10,500 feet to felicitate A 321 and Boeing 737-900 flights, if the project is completed.

    The footfall of air passengers is steadily on the rise with 2.61 lakh in 2016-17 over 1.08 lakh in 2012-13. At present Jet Airways, Spice Jet and True Jet are operating flights to Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore. New airliners are reportedly showing interest to operate their services from the airport connecting major cities across the country.

    The state government has given 857 acres of land to the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to facilitate the runway expansion. The runway is presently located in 389 acres of land, which is said to be quite inadequate for landing of big aircrafts. The expansion programme was initiated with a cost of Rs 185 crore by AAI.

    Sources said Indigo Airways representatives recently visited the airport and enquired about the existing facilities for running their services from Rajamahendravaram connecting all the major metros such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Chennai etc.

    There is a lot of scope for cargo services also because of the airport enjoying good connectivity with rail, road and inland waterways, said Rajkishore. At present two ports in Kakinada are handling the cargo to various places across the world and the airport is expected to handle cargo services also after expansion of runway. Agro-based products, Aqua, Coconut, Fertilizers, paper etc will be the main cargo to be handled at the airport.Read More…

    Rajamahendravaram: Bright days are ahead of the airport at Madhurapudi near Rajamahendravaram. According to airport director M Raj Kishore, the runway expansion works are expected to be complete by end of December. The runway, if expanded, will allow landing of big flights. The existing 5,000 feet runway will be expanded to 10,500 feet to felicitate…

  • Power generation from solid waste

    (File Image)Kakinada: The Swacch Andhra Pradesh Corporation in association with NREDCAP was making hectic arrangements for generation of power from solid waste in 10 municipalities of East and West Godavari districts.
    It is estimated that more than 1,000 metric tonnes of solid waste come from the two corporations and eight municipalities in East and West Godavari.

    These include Kakinada, Rajamahendravaram corporations, Tuni, Pithapuram, Peddapuram, Samarlakota, Ramachandrapuram, and Mandapeta and Gollaprolu Municipal Panchayat and Kovvur municipality in neighbouring West Godavari. Out of all this, both Kakinada and Rajamahendravaram corporations lead in solid waste supplies with half the quantity.

    Once the proposed power project comes in to existence, the management of solid waste will also be solved to maximum extent besides paving way for power generation at cheaper price. This is besides the pollution and environment issues will also be solved to maximum extent.

    When contacted M Kamalakar Babu, managing director (MD) NREDCAP said over phone from Hyderabad that the unit will be set up at Rajamahendravaram and tender process will be taken up. In total eight tenders were filed, the MD added. Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is very keen in finalising the tenders on or before July 31, he said.Read More…

    Kakinada: The Swacch Andhra Pradesh Corporation in association with NREDCAP was making hectic arrangements for generation of power from solid waste in 10 municipalities of East and West Godavari districts. It is estimated that more than 1,000 metric tonnes of solid waste come from the two corporations and eight municipalities in East and West Godavari.…

  • Foundation stone laid for housing colony at Bommuru for the poor

    Several public representatives and officials in Rajamahendravaram laid the foundation stone near the DIET College, Bommuru, on Monday for constuction of 4,200 houses sanctioned under the Housing for All scheme in Rajamahendravaram Rural area. Mayor P. Rajani Sesha Sai, MLCs Adireddy Apparao, Somu Veerraju and Municipal Commissioner V. Vijayaramaraju participated in the function.
    Mr. Vijayaramaraju said under the Pradhanmantri Awas Yojana, they had taken up the scheme to construct 4,200 houses with ‘G Plus 3’ (ground and three floors) plan.
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    Several public representatives and officials in Rajamahendravaram laid the foundation stone near the DIET College, Bommuru, on Monday for constuction of 4,200 houses sanctioned under the Housing for All scheme in Rajamahendravaram Rural area. Mayor P. Rajani Sesha Sai, MLCs Adireddy Apparao, Somu Veerraju and Municipal Commissioner V. Vijayaramaraju participated in the function.Mr. Vijayaramaraju said…

  • Rajamahendravaram to be made smokeless city : City MLA Akula

    City MLA Dr Akula Satyanarayana, MLC Adireddy Apparao and other officials taking part in a rally to spread awareness on Deepam scheme in Rajamahendravaram on ThursdayRajamahendravaram: City MLA Dr. Akula Satyanarayana, MLC Adireddy Apparao and other officials called upon the people of the Rajamahendravaram to make the city smokeless by using LPG gas for cooking purpose. Dr. Akula said that even people living in below poverty line can use LPG gas under Deepam connection for which state government will extend support.

    Participating in Deepam Awareness rally along with Municipal Commissioner V. Vijayaramaraju and Sub-Collector Vijayakrishnan, the MLA recalled that the upper class people have come forward to forego their subsidy with the call given by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    He said that there are 80 thousand ration cards in the city out of which 14 thousand cards are not having gas connections. MLC Adireddy Apparao in his address said that by 8 June the state government wants to provide gas connection to all and there are 1.50 lakh people living in tribal area of the district to whom gas connections have to be provided. He reminded that traditional fuel affects the lungs of women and it leads to TB and other diseases.

    Commissioner Vijayaramaraju said that they have designed an action plan to distribute gas connections to 14 thousand people who have not taken it till now.The rally started from Devi Chowk Gandhi statue and went up to Kambala Tank Vivekananda statue.
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    Rajamahendravaram: City MLA Dr. Akula Satyanarayana, MLC Adireddy Apparao and other officials called upon the people of the Rajamahendravaram to make the city smokeless by using LPG gas for cooking purpose. Dr. Akula said that even people living in below poverty line can use LPG gas under Deepam connection for which state government will extend…