Vijayawada metro rail works to begin in June PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 27 April 2015 13:13

vijayawada metroThe Andhra Pradesh government on Sunday said works on the proposed Vijayawada metro rail project with an initial estimated cost of Rs 6,823-crore would begin from June this year.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) principal adviser E Sreedharan, who met Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu in this regard, has submitted the detailed project report (DPR) of the metro, coming up in two corridors covering a total distance of 26.03 kilometres, an official release stated.

Corridor-I would be linked to the capital city Amaravathi and the other to the Gannavaram airport. Corridor-I extends between Pandit Nehru Bus Terminal-Penamaluru extending 12.76 km, and corridor-II covering Pandit Nehru Bus Terminal – Nidamanuru for 13.27 km. The DPR estimated the total cost of the project only till 2019. Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu too was present in the meeting. The report estimated the metro rail development cost per each kilometre at Rs 209 crore. 

Nepal earthquake PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 25 April 2015 15:26

Nepal earthquake

M 7.5 Earthquake for 35km E of Lamjung, Nepal
4 hours ago · U.S. Geological Survey

More than 100 people are known to have died in a powerful earthquake that struck Nepal, wrecking many historic buildings, officials have said.

The quake measured 7.5 and struck an area between the capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara, the US Geological Survey said.

Tremors were felt across the region, as far afield as Pakistan, Bangladesh and neighbouring India.

A Nepali minister said there had been "massive damage" at the epicentre.

"We need support from the various international agencies which are more knowledgeable and equipped to handle the kind of emergency we face now," Information Minister Minendra Rijal.

Nepal earthquake

Bodies have been pulled from the rubble of collapsed buildings in Kathmandu.

Among those wrecked was the landmark Dharahara tower, with many feared trapped in its ruins.
After the earthquake struck, concerned residents came out into the streets. Mobile phones and other communications have been disrupted.
There are also reports of damage to the airport in the capital. Injured people have been brought to the main hospital.
"It was very scary. The earth was moving... I am waiting for treatment but the [hospital] staff are overwhelmed," a labourer who injured his arm in a collapsing wall told AP.

Aftershocks could still be felt across the region sometime after the initial quake.
Mountaineer Alex Gavan tweeted that the quake caused an avalanche on Mount Everest.
The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has held meeting with ministers to review the situation. Pakistan's Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has pledged help for the Nepalese authorities.
It is thought to be the worst earthquake to strike Nepal since the devastating one in 1934, which all but destroyed Kathmandu.


Petrol Price Cut by 80 Paise/Litre, Diesel by Rs. 1.30/Litre PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 21:55

petrol price cut

Petrol prices were on Wednesday cut by 80 paise a litre and diesel by Rs 1.30 per litre, the second reduction in rates this month on softening of international oil rates.

The reduction will be effective from the midnight of April 15 and 16, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) said.

After the cut, petrol will cost Rs 59.20 a litre in Delhi and diesel will be available at Rs 47.20/litre.

This marks the second reduction in fuel prices this month. Prices of petrol and diesel were last revised downwards on April 1 by Rs 0.49/litre and Rs 1.21/litre respectively.

Mallikarjuna Mahamandapam and Rajagopuram open for public from April 10 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 11 April 2015 11:10

 The much awaited Mallikarjuna Mahamandapam and Rajagopuram will be thrown open for public from April 10 as Purushottama teertha Bharati of Sivaganga peetham, disciple of Sringeri seer, and Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu are scheduled to inaugurate the two massive structures according to agama sastras.

It is a long journey for Sri Durga Malleswara Swamyvarla Devasthanam authorities ever since the two projects were conceived following death of six devotees in a stampede on Indrakeeladri during Bhavani deeksha viramana in 2008.


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