Union Minister of State for Communication and Technology K. Kruparani on Sunday formally inaugurated the FM radio station here and promised to take steps to make it as a production centre instead of keeping it as a relay centre.

Addressing a meeting after the inauguration, Ms. Kruparani said she had strived hard for setting up the station in the town.

The civil works were completed in 2007, but technical equipment was sanctioned only after serious follow-up in New Delhi, she added.

The Union Minister promised that such stations would function very shortly from Kakinada and Mahabubnagar too.

Regional news centre

“A regional news centre would be set up in Visakhapatnam shortly,” she said.

Roads and Buildings Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao Akashvani Additional Directors-General S.K. Agarwal and G. Jailal, Srikakulam DCCB president D. Jaganmohana Rao were present.