Here's why! The Mughals ruled the area under the Visakhapatnam Nizam during the late 15th and early 16th centuries. [89] For Vizag; Vizag North Ganta Srinivasa Rao and for Vizag west P.G.V.R Naidu was elected. The city has seven cricket stadiums, which are used for Ranji Trophy matches; two of these stadiums have been used for one day international matches. [160] Mrs. A. V. N. College is one of the oldest educational institution in the city. As per the Swachhta Sarvekshan rankings of 2017, it was the third cleanest city in India in 2017. The Visakhapatnam district is one among the seven districts in the State that has been declared as orange zone, a grade lower than the red zone. [148] It handled 19,550 aircraft including 1,421 international and 18,129 domestic. Apart from the local language, there are also English papers such as, The Hindu, The Times of India, Deccan Chronicle, The Hindu Business Line, The New Indian Express and The Hans India. IMU is poised to play a role in the development of human resources for the maritime sector. Sr. No Name designation Contact No Email image ; 1 : Dr. G Srijana : COMMISSIONER : 0891-2746301 : commissioner_gvmc@yahoo.co.in Visakhapatnam (also known as Vizag, Viśākha or Wāltair)[5] is the executive capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. In the last 72 hours, 11 cases were reported from the city. With 79 individuals testing positive in a single day, the total number of cases in the district rose to 1055. With 79 individuals testing positive in a single day, the total number of cases in the district rose to 1055. Recent archaeological excavations of Buddhist shrines revealed Buddhist dominance in this area and these are recognised as heritage sites that include Boudharamam, Saligudam, Sankaram and Devipuram etc. [155] The St. Aloysius Anglo Indian Boys High School is the oldest school in the city to have established in the year 1847. [16] Archaeological records suggest that the present city was built around the 11th and 12th centuries with control over the city fluctuating between the Chola Dynasty and the Gajapati Kingdom,[17][18] until its conquest by the Vijayanagara Empire in the 15th century. Hindu texts state that during the fifth century BC, the Visakhapatnam region was part of Kalinga territory, which extended to the Godavari River. As the virus continues to spread in Visakhapatnam, the authorities have been demarcating containment zones across the district. There are four revenue divisions in this district. © 2020 DSA Media Publications - Brewed with ♥ by ideafirst. The Bavikonda site is considered one of the oldest Buddhist sites in Asia. Visakhapatnam, August 17, 2006. The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) has finally identified hawkers’ zones to … Zone 1 (1-6 Wards) Zone 2 (7-18 Wards) Zone 3 (19-30 Wards) Zone 4 (31-49 Wards) Zone 5 (50-65 Wards) Zone 6 (66-72 Wards) 2016. Telugu Samskruthika Niketanam on atop Kailasagiri was developed by World Telugu Federation and Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority,[129] Vuda City Central Park Here the Buddhist habitation is noticed on a 16 ha flat terraced area. He is the Sub Divisional Magistrate having jurisdiction over his division. [41] The total slum population covers 44.61% of the total population which implies 770,971 people reside in slums. [6] It lies between the Eastern Ghats and the coast of the Bay of Bengal. The Buddhist settlement found here is estimated to date back from the first century BC to the second century AD. A new base at INS Rambilli is being built on 5,000 acres (20 km2) with an investment of ₹15 billion (US$210 million), as the first dedicated submarine base in India. It is the 9th richest city in India. Provisional Interspersed Seniority List of PCs(Civil) of Visakhapatnam City - 2020 Re-organization of Law & Order Sub-divisions in Visakhapatnam Police Commissionerate. It regularly hosts Ranji Trophy, One Day Internationals and Test Internationals. [156] The Visakhapatnam District Central Library is supported by the government and is located at Dwaraka Nagar. 8 brilliant Malayalam movies you must watch on Amazon Prime Video, Bigg Boss 4 Telugu: Voting numbers of contestants nominated for elimination in fourth week, Former TTD head priest Srinivasa Deekshitulu passes away due to COVID-19, 10 Indian web series on Amazon Prime, Netflix and other OTTs that you must watch, 5 Halloween movies and series on Netflix that promise a thrilling October, Kidnap case in Visakhapatnam: Police nab six accused within 24 hours, 54,000 smart meters to be installed in Vizag, Bigg Boss 4 Telugu week 13: Missed call numbers to vote for nominated contestants. A significant finding was a piece of bone (with a large quantity of ash) in an urn, which is believed to be the remains of the Buddha. Control over the city fluctuated between the Chola Dynasty of Tamil Nadu and the Gajapati Kingdom of Odisha[17][18] until its conquest by the Vijayanagara Empire in the 15th century. This tourist spot is now protected and preserved as a heritage site. [28], In 1907 British archaeologist Alexander Rea unearthed Sankaram, a 2,000-year-old Buddhist site. Mandal is headed by Tahsildar. [65][66], The city is divided into 9 zones, In a recent agglomeration of five Bheemili villages with a population of 19,000 into the GVMC jurisdiction the number of wards has increased to 98. Another theory is that it is named after a woman disciple of Buddha named Viśakha. There is a supply gap of almost 66 million liters per day (MLD)[98], Only 50 per cent of the city has access to underground drainage. [141] Over 600 city buses operate over 150 routes, in addition to Bus Rapid Transit System in two corridors of Pendurthi and Simhachalam. [119], The prevalence of ferroalloy plants is due to the availability of manganese ore near Visakhapatnam. VIJAYAWADA: Nearly two weeks after classifying 11 districts of Andhra Pradesh as red zones, the Union health ministry has now moved six districts to orange zones. [27] It is still referred to as Vizag by locals too, however since independence, people have reverted to calling it by its Indian name of Visakhapatnam. The first zone which will be having the area of Madhurawada will … The district collectors are given instructions to implement lockdown as per central government's guidelines only in these mandals and normal activity will restore in 579 mandals across the state from Monday, April 20. [74] Output of this perspective plan is expected to include provisions for resource conservation, regional growth, economic growth and transportation strategies, coastal zone regulations, disaster management strategies, ‘population forecast and distribution’, broad structure plan, and implementation plan. Until Thursday, Visakhapatnam reported 92 very active, 92 active, and 52 dormant containment zones. The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) conducted a survey on the number of division of wards by City Planning department and came to a conclusion that the number of wards to be 72 within its limits.. On the hillock (which overlooks the coastline) are 16 rock-cut cisterns for collecting rainwater. The vihara was active for about 1,000 years. After its discovery (during an aerial survey), the Government of Andhra Pradesh declared the 48 ha site as a protected monument in 1978. There are 35 reservoirs serving the different segments of the system. SC Corporation, Visakhapatnam - Four Wheeler Mini Trucks Mobile Dispensing units for Door Delivery of PDS Tender for the works relating to special summary revision of Electoral Rolls-2021 SC-ST BACKLOG RECRUITMENT 2016 : LIST OF ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES TO ATTEND CERTIFICATE VERIFICATION FOR THE POST OF TYPIST IN SC(W) “We were prepared much in advance to tackle the … [61], It has a jurisdictional area of 681.96 km2 (263.31 sq mi),[62] which includes the merged municipalities of Gajuwaka, Anakapalle and Bheemunipatnam. Kurnool, Guntur, Nellore, Prakasam, Krishna , YSR Kadapa, East Godavari, West Godavari, Chittoor, Visakhapatnam and Anantapur have been listed under Red Zones in Andhra … [88] For Vizag East Mr. Ramakrishna Babu Velgapudi was elected. It was converted into a municipal corporation in 1979. [81][63] The expanded area of the city, Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region extends to 4,873 km2 (1,881 sq mi) with a population of 50,18,000 (Western: 59,18,000) and is under the administration of Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority.[82][83][2]. At Ligalametta there are hundreds of rock-cut monolithic stupas in rows, spread across the hill. Artifacts recovered from the site include Roman and Satavahana coins and pottery dating from the third century BC to the second century AD. HYDERABAD: The Union health ministry has identified 170 districts as COVID-19 red zones and 207 districts as orange zones in the country on Wednesday. It is one of the seven assembly segments of Visakhapatnam (Lok Sabha constituency), along with Bheemili, Visakhapatnam East, Visakhapatnam South, Visakhapatnam North and Gajuwaka. Visakhapatnam: The long wait seems to be coming to an end. Provisional Interspersed Seniority List of PCs(Civil) of Visakhapatnam City - 2020 Re-organization of Law & Order Sub-divisions in Visakhapatnam Police Commissionerate. The Corporation will have six zones. [4] The annual mean temperatures ranges between 24.7–30.6 °C (76–87 °F), with the maximum in the month of May and the minimum in January; the minimum temperatures ranges between 20–27 °C (68–81 °F). Structures include a mahastupa, sixteen votive stupas, a stone-pillared congregation hall, eleven rock-cut cisterns, well-paved stone pathways, an apsidal chaitya-griha, three round chaitgya-grihas, two votive platforms, ten viharas and a kitchen complex with three halls and a refectory (dining hall). The site covers an area of 120 acres (49 hectares), and has been declared a protected area by the government of Andhra Pradesh. The medium of instruction followed by schools are English and Telugu. Visakhapatnam, on Thursday, witnessed its COVID-19 tally cross the 1000-mark. The administration has finalised the red zones based on … Serving as the headquarters of its eponymous district, it is … Visakhapatnam; Green Zones. [122] NTPC is establishing 4×1,000 MW imported coal-based thermal power plant in Visakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh, which will come up at an investment of ₹200 billion (US$2.8 billion). If a case has been reported in an area in the past six days, then the zone will be categorised under very active. [60] One of the earliest municipalities in this area, the Vizag(Visakhapatnam) Municipality was set up in 1858 to fulfill the basic infrastructural needs of the people. The primary stupa was initially carved out of rock and covered with bricks. The AP government has declared 97 out of a total 676 mandals as red zones in the state. [126][127] Indira Gandhi Zoological Park in the city has variety of wildlife species. VISAKHAPATNAM: As many as six cases of Covid-19 were reported from Vizag on Sunday, the highest spike in a single day. [121] Simhadri Super Thermal Power Plant of NTPC Limited is expanding from 1,000 to 2,000 MW at a cost of ₹50 billion (US$701 million). It is located on the east coast of India and is located midway between the Chennai and Kolkata Ports. Of the seven municipal corporations, TDP bagged five and YSR Congress two. Vizianagaram; The list will be revised every week and communicated to the states and Union Territories for further follow-up action. by the Chola Dynasty king Kulothunga I. It is the third largest city in the east coast of India after Chennai and Kolkata and the fourth largest city in South India. [136]:23 The total road network accounts for a total length of 2,007.10 km (1,247.15 mi). [150], The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state. Last Updated: 16th April, 2020 08:32 IST COVID-19 Red Zones: List Of Districts Classified As 'hotspots' & 'hotspots With Clusters' Health Ministry said the Districts of the country have been classified into three categories — hot spot districts, non-hot spot districts and green districts The Ministry listed 11 districts from Andhra Pradesh as Red Zones. Hindujas has begun construction of a 1,070 MW thermal power plant in Visakhapatnam district at a cost of ₹70 billion (US$981 million). From top, left to right: Skyline of Visakhapatnam, Maha Stupa at, Municipal elections and civic government officials, Notable people born or associated with the city, Languages in Visakhapatnam - Census 2011 data, Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation, Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority, Indian Certificate of Secondary Education, Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering, Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Naval Science and Technological Laboratory, Dr. Y. S. 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VISAKHAPATNAM: The four new cases on Friday and Saturday have sent the alarm bells ringing in Visakhapatnam and have ensured that the number of containment zones … VISAKHAPATNAM: As many as 67 applications were received from industries in Vizag district after the Centre announced to give relaxations to those in the non-containment zones … “We were prepared much in advance to tackle the … Kalinga later lost the territory to King Ashoka in the bloodiest battle of its time, which prompted Ashoka to embrace Buddhism. [13][14] Visakhapatnam serves as the headquarters for the Eastern Naval Command.[15]. Likewise, if a containment zone doesn’t register a COVID-19 case in the past 14 days, the zone will be placed under the dormant category. First is the State Municipal Act, the Andhra Pradesh Municipalities Act 1965, Andhra Pradesh Municipal Corporations 1994 Act, as well as an act specific to Vishakapatnam Municipal Corporation Act 1979. [170], Surfing activities are common at the Rushikonda beach. It is located 15 km (9.3 mi) from Visakhapatnam and is a significant Buddhist site. [7] The city coordinates lies between 17.7041 N and 83.2977 E.[3][4], Visakhapatnam has a tropical wet and dry climate (Köppen Aw). [citation needed], Pavurallakonda ("pigeon hill") is a hillock west of Bhimli, about 24 km (15 mi) from Visakhapatnam. As of May 1, the total number of active COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh stands at 1027, with 403 patients discharged and 60 cases recorded over the last 24 hours. Vizag to get your daily capsule of news and entertainment. The Complete List Of Coronavirus “Red Zones” Declared By Govt, Check Your District by Arti Ghargi April 16, 2020 April 16, 2020 Hotspots or red zones are districts or cities where more than 80 per cent of the country or state’s positive cases have been reported. From South West monsoon was known with the highest gross revenue in the.... 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