It also approves a string of development works

Multi-storied parking zone at Ramnagar, development of IT Tower behind VUDA office, shopping complex at Sector-VII, MVP Colony, Hitech International Exhibition centre in Madhurawada area, roofing the Gurajada Kalakshetram Open Auditorium, providing centralised air-condition facility to Anandagajapati Auditorium at Vizianagaram and further development of Rao Gopala Rao Auditorium at Anakapalle were among a number of development works approved by the Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA) Board.

The VUDA Board, which met on Saturday under the Chairmanship of Principal Secretary of the Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department B Sam Bob, approved a number of development works and projects proposed to achieve regional growth as well as equilibrium in terms of development in its jurisdiction of Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region (VMR). Taking up discussion on about 53 issues in the agenda, the Board gave consent for formation, widening and further development of Master Plan Roads at Kommadi, Marikavalasa, Madhurawada, Narasannapeta, Srikakulam and other areas which connect major regions. Development of Indoor stadia at Srikakulam, Bheemili, and Chinamushidiwada was approved. Discussion was made on disposal of row housing units. Out of 53 items in the agenda submitted by Vice Chairman Kona Sasidhar, the Board approved most of the issues meant for public purpose and regional development. District Collectors of Vizianagaram and Srikakulam M Veerbrahmaiah and Saurabh Gaur, GVMC Commissioner M.V. Satyanarayana, Additional Secretary of Finance Department Y Ramakrishna and Director of Town and Country Planning B Purushotham Reddy attended the meeting.

Later, Mr. Sam Bob visited row housing project at Rushikonda and Kailsagiri Health Arena. He said decision will be announced to dispose of the row housing units since works have been completed in all aspects. While visiting the Health Arena at the downhill of Kailasagiri, he told officials to add many more attractions to make it as a rare gift to the people of Visakhapatnam and the tourists. VUDA secretary G.C. Kishore Kumar, Chief Engineer I Viswanatha Rao, Chief Accounts officer D. Vijaya Bharathi, Chief Urban Planner R.J. Vidyullatha, and Estate Officer B Bhavani Das were present.

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