Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister (CM), YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, will visit Visakhapatnam on 23 October, 2021. As part of his visit, he will inaugurate projects of the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) and Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority (VMRDA) in the city.
Reportedly, according to the CM’s Vizag visit itinerary, the Chief Minister will reach Vizag at 4:45 pm on Saturday, at the Visakhapatnam International Airport.
During the Chief Minister’s Vizag visit, the GVMC & VMRDA projects, that are expected to be officially inaugurated by the Chief Minister, are the Waste-to-Energy Processing Plant at Kapuluppada, worth Rs. 280 crore, the Multi Level Car Parking Project (MLCP) at Jagadamba Junction, worth Rs. 11 crore, the renovated VUDA Park, near Beach Road, worth Rs. 33 crore, and the new flyover at NAD Junction, worth Rs. 113 crore.
- The trial run for the Waste-to-Energy Processing Plant began on 2 October, 2021. GVMC Commissioner, G.Srijana IAS, flagged off the closed compact vehicle in which solid waste was sent to the plant. As a part of the trial run, 500 tons of waste was processed for generating electricity.
- The Multi Level Car Parking (MLCP) facility, which is one of the Smart City Projects by the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC), had also finished its trial run and was likely to be thrown open to the public by the year-end. This facility is being built near Jagadamba Junction, which is often a hotspot for vehicular congestion and parking snarls. The advanced car parking facility is being touted to provide respite from traffic woes in the area.
- The historic VUDA Park, which is located on Beach Road, received a major facelift. Reportedly, the facelift includes creating multipurpose play areas, galleries for the spectators, an amphitheatre, adventure cycling, renovation of lake boating, creating islands in the lake for seasonal migratory birds, developing walking tracks, creating a 70-car parking facility and yoga space, among others. The renovated VUDA Park has been delayed for a long time due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will now be inaugurated.
- The new flyover at NAD Junction was taken up at an estimated cost of Rs 113 crore. It consists of three different layers which would facilitate separate passages for different categories of vehicles. While parts of the flyover are already operational, the water fountain and other facilities will be inaugurated by the CM during his Visakhapatnam visit.
The Chief Minister will later take part in Chodavaram MLA Karanam Dharmasree’s daughter’s wedding. He will leave the city on the same day at 7:10 pm.
Gearing up for the CM’s Vizag visit, District Collector, A Mallikarjuna IAS, Vizag Police Commissioner, Manish Kumar Sinha IPS, and GVMC Commissioner, G Srijana IAS, inspected the arrangements made for the visit.