Doordarshan Maintenance Centre in the city was adjudged the “Best Maintained Centre in South Zone” category for 2010. The award carries a certificate of merit, memento and a cash prize of Rs.25,000.

Station Engineer of the Maintenance Centre C. Subba Rao received the award from the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni at Doordarshan's 10th Annual Awards ceremony in New Delhi recently.

The award was given for team effort of the maintenance centre in maintaining technical excellence and uninterrupted Doordarshan services at the Doordarshan Relay Centres in Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts.