Power distribution to go underground in Visakhapatnam:
The cyclone Hudhud, which brought Vizag city to its knees on October 12, 2014, also made the city plunge into darkness for almost a week. But as promised by Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, the Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited took up the project of revamping the existing overhead distribution network to underground system in coastal areas of Visakhapatnam to withstand natural calamities like Hudhud.
National Green Tribunal issues stay order to halt work in capital
In a major jolt to the AP government, the National Green Tribunal on Saturday directed it not take up any construction-related activity for the new capital Amaravati until the necessary environmental clearances are acquired.
The NGT’s order came in response to a PIL filed by P. Srimannarayana of the city. The tribunal had earlier sought responses from the AP government, and the APCRDA commissioner had filed a counter.
Sakshi epaper 12-10-2015 : http://epaper.sakshi.com/apnews/Andhrapradesh-Main/12102015/3