Visakhapatnam – The News Insight https://enewsinsight.com English Fortnightly. Daily Epaper. 100-Word Edit. Fact Check. Voice of Social Media. Wed, 30 Dec 2015 09:20:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 https://enewsinsight.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/cropped-TNI-32x32.png Visakhapatnam – The News Insight https://enewsinsight.com 32 32 Union Cabinet approves Land Exchange between AAI and VPT https://enewsinsight.com/union-cabinet-approves-land-exchange-between-aai-and-vpt/ Wed, 30 Dec 2015 09:20:16 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=20273 The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the exchange of Airports Authority of India’s (AAI) land measuring 11.45 acres at Visakhapatnam Airport with an equivalent area of land offered by Visakhapatnam Port Trust for setting up of Multi Modal Logistics Park (MMLP) by M/s Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) […]

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the exchange of Airports Authority of India’s (AAI) land measuring 11.45 acres at Visakhapatnam Airport with an equivalent area of land offered by Visakhapatnam Port Trust for setting up of Multi Modal Logistics Park (MMLP) by M/s Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) at Visakhapatnam.

The exchange of land measuring will be beneficial to both AAI and VPT. The land offered for exchange by VPT is in continuation to existing AAI land and will be useful for AAI, in view of future developmental plans for Visakhapatnam Airport. The setting up of Multi Modal Logistics Park and other customer related facilities by M/s CONCOR will also help in substantial development of Andhra Pradesh by enhancing the cargo handling capacity and development of an integrated rail-road logistics hub, thereby facilitating a boost in the economy and trade of the State.

Background:

M/s Container Corporation of India (CONCOR), a Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Railways is setting up a Multi Modal Logistics Park (MMLP) near Visakhapatnam on 98 acres (approx.) of land, taken on lease from Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT), which is a port handling trust under the Ministry of Shipping. Handing over the full extent of 98 acres for the CONCOR project involves exchange of 11.45 acres of land between VPT and AAI.

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Industrial units in AP suffer huge loss due to Hudhud https://enewsinsight.com/industrial-units-in-ap-suffer-huge-loss-due-to-hudhud/ Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:11:09 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=17980 Major industrial units at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh suffered extensive damage due to cyclone Hudhud. Grid failure has lead Vizag Steel Plant to shut down its operations. The damage to the plant is estimated at 700 crore rupees. Vizag Steel Plant, the biggest public-sector enterprise, suffered major damages. It is also losing daily Rs.40 crore […]

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hudhudMajor industrial units at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh suffered extensive damage due to cyclone Hudhud. Grid failure has lead Vizag Steel Plant to shut down its operations. The damage to the plant is estimated at 700 crore rupees.

Vizag Steel Plant, the biggest public-sector enterprise, suffered major damages. It is also losing daily Rs.40 crore due to loss of production. The production is not likely to resume for another four to five days.

The hull shop and other infrastructure of Hindustan Shipyard Ltd., a Defence Ministry enterprise, were completely blown away.

The Visakhapatnam airport is likely to resume commercial operations on a limited scale in a week. The Visakhapatnam and the Gangavaram ports, which together handle 85 million tons of cargo, have suspended their operations.

Communication installations were uprooted at many places making both landline and mobile phones dead.

Power supply has been restored in 25 per cent of the area. The Eastern Power Distribution Company in its primary estimates has found a loss of Rs 571 crore to the department. It would take another 48 hours to restore power in some parts of the city and about a week in the districts, according to the Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power distribution Corporation Limited. Visakhapatnam.

Three days after Cyclone Hudhud, people in Visakhapatnam are still struggling to get basic essentials like water, milk, candles, petrol etc. that to at double the normal prices in many cases.

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Cyclone-ravaged Visakhapatnam needs Big Help https://enewsinsight.com/cyclone-ravaged-visakhapatnam-needs-big-help/ Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:28:08 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=17836 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the Cyclone-ravaged Visakhapatnam (Vizag) tomorrow to take stock of the situation. He may announce a special package for the state after assessing the damage. The Cyclone Hudhud had triggered massive damage in Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam and East Godavari districts. The gusty winds up to 185 km per hour, caused […]

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Cyclone-VizagPrime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the Cyclone-ravaged Visakhapatnam (Vizag) tomorrow to take stock of the situation. He may announce a special package for the state after assessing the damage. The Cyclone Hudhud had triggered massive damage in Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam and East Godavari districts.

The gusty winds up to 185 km per hour, caused widespread devastation in the port city of Vizag. However, the city is limping back to normalcy with rescue and restoration operations going on in full swing. Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu made an aerial survey of Vizag and other affected regions today.

The Vizag Airport has been badly affected by Cyclone Hudhud. It suffered damages to radar system and roof of the building. It may take a few days to start the flight operations at the airport. Around 250,000 people were evacuated during the cyclone and are still living in relief camps. The government is trying its best to restore power and communication services. A large number of houses, hutments and other facilities have sustained damage during the cyclone menace.

A large number of trees have been uprooted in these coastal Andhra districts. Efforts are on to clear those and restore communication facilities. At least five people died in Andhra Pradesh. Thanks to the rescue efforts of the government, the casualties were put at minimum. Andhra Pradesh CM has urged the centre and other states to step in and assist the state in the hours of crisis. The PM has assured all support to the state.

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Vizag ODI Cancelled due to Cyclone Menace https://enewsinsight.com/vizag-odi-cancelled-due-to-cyclone-menace/ Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:53:52 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=17809 The third ODI between India and West Indies, which was scheduled to be held in Visakhapatnam on October 14, has been cancelled due to Cyclone Hudhud. Earlier, the BCCI had received confirmation from the Andhra Pradesh Cricket Board that the ground would be ready to host the tie if there is no rain on October […]

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India-WI-ODIThe third ODI between India and West Indies, which was scheduled to be held in Visakhapatnam on October 14, has been cancelled due to Cyclone Hudhud. Earlier, the BCCI had received confirmation from the Andhra Pradesh Cricket Board that the ground would be ready to host the tie if there is no rain on October 14.

However, Cyclone Hudhud, which ravaged the port city of Visakhapatnam (Vizag), has triggered massive rains, which may last till October 15. Also, since the cops and other officials would be engaged in rescue and relief operations, the government will find it tough to make necessary arrangements for the ODI.

India and West Indies are now levelled at 1-1. As the Vizag ODI has been abandoned, the fourth ODI of the series will be held in Dharamshala (Himchal Pradesh) on October 17.

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Cyclone Hudhud hits Visakhapatnam Coast https://enewsinsight.com/cyclone-hudhud-hits-visakhapatnam-coast/ Sun, 12 Oct 2014 06:07:11 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=17802 The much-hyped Cyclone Hudhud finally hit the Visakhapatnam Coast in Andhra Pradesh with a wind speed of 180km per hour, causing havoc in the city and adjoining areas. Other districts such as Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and East Godavari are also badly hit by Cyclone Hudhud. The landfall occurred at around 11:30 AM although the edge of […]

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Cyclone-Hud-HudThe much-hyped Cyclone Hudhud finally hit the Visakhapatnam Coast in Andhra Pradesh with a wind speed of 180km per hour, causing havoc in the city and adjoining areas. Other districts such as Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and East Godavari are also badly hit by Cyclone Hudhud.

The landfall occurred at around 11:30 AM although the edge of the storm touched the outskirts of Vizag at 11 AM. At least 2 people were killed in Vizag as per the early reports.

Power supply has been completely disrupted in these Coastal Andhra districts. Over 3 lakh people were earlier evacuated to safer locations. Trees and electric poles have been uprooted elsewhere, blocking the roads. Mobile networks have also taken a hit. The NDRF teams, Navy and other rescue teams are working full time to reduce the casualties. Heavy rains and gusty wind conditions may prevail for another 4-5 hours.

High tides have been reported in the Bay of Bengal at Vizag, Gopalpur and Puri. In South Odisha, Ganjam, Gajapati, Malakangiri and Koraput districts are witnessing heavy rains along gusty winds of 60-70 km per hour.

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Cyclone Hudhud to spare Odisha, to hit Vizag https://enewsinsight.com/cyclone-hudhud-to-hit-vizag-coast-on-october-12/ Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:10:09 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=17677 The latest press release of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) brought huge relief to people in Odisha, who were in a state of panic to greet Cyclone Hudhud. The cyclonic storm, which is now stationed around 720 km from Gopalpur in Ganjam district, may spare Odisha and instead cause havoc in coastal Andhra Pradesh. Although the […]

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The latest press release of InCyclone-Hudhuddian Meteorological Department (IMD) brought huge relief to people in Odisha, who were in a state of panic to greet Cyclone Hudhud. The cyclonic storm, which is now stationed around 720 km from Gopalpur in Ganjam district, may spare Odisha and instead cause havoc in coastal Andhra Pradesh.

Although the South Odisha districts such as Ganjam, Gajapati and Koraput will witness heavy rains from October 11 afternoon, there won’t be any heavy damage like last year’s Phailin impact. Wind speed of 80-90km per hour is expected in Gopalpur and parts of Ganjam district.

The cyclone will hit Visakhapatnam on October 12 with a maximum wind speed of up to 155 km per hour. The IMD release said, “The wind speed of Phailin was 210-220 kilometres an hour. Hudhud is expected to have a wind speed of 130-140 kilometres an hour. This would be less intense, but we are still keeping a close watch.”

According to IMD, the maximum damage could occur in East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts. The north coastal Odisha may expect some rainfalls, but that won’t be heavier.

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Smruti Ranjan – ATM Fraudster of Odisha https://enewsinsight.com/smruti-ranjan-atm-fraudster-of-odisha/ Sun, 22 Sep 2013 15:03:43 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=14882 There is no let up in ATM fraud cases in Odisha. More and more innocent people are becoming the victims of ATM fraud. In the wake of this unprecedented menace, the Odisha Police achieved a major breakthrough by arresting Smruti Ranjan Mallick, an ATM fraudster from Visakhapatnam. Smruti Ranjan (26) reportedly carried out online trading […]

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There is no let up in ATM fraud cases in Odisha. More and more innocent people are becoming the victims of ATM fraud. In the wake of this unprecedented menace, the Odisha Police achieved a major breakthrough by arresting Smruti Ranjan Mallick, an ATM fraudster from Visakhapatnam.

SBI-ATMSmruti Ranjan (26) reportedly carried out online trading by using ATM card number and password of other people. He is suspected to have committed an online theft of lakhs of rupees. He used many fake names and addresses to shop online.

Mallick hails from Nuagaon village under Niali police station of Cuttack district. He was working with Endolite in Visakhapatnam. It is suspected that many other people also work with him in this fraud. Investigation was carried out against him following a complaint from Maheswar Behera of Ramagiri area under Boipariguda Police Station of Koraput district.

Maheswar’s wife, who was in Bhubaneswar a few weeks ago, had sought Mallick’s help un withdrawing money from an ATM. Smruti reportedly noted down the ATM card number and password and bought a computer printer, mobile phones, clothes and shoes on various online shopping websites, including Flipkart and Myntra by using those details. The total shopping stood at Rs 60,000.

Only last month, the Malkangiri Police had arrested nine people, including a woman constable for cloning many ATM cards to withdraw cash from others’ accounts.

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