Programme on AUSDE

Special Correspondent

VISAKHAPATNAM: Gyanvani, the FM educational channel, will broadcast a phone-in live programme on Andhra University School of Distance Education between 7 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. on Friday (April 24) during which Director of SDE P. Hrushikesava Rao will answer listeners’ queries on courses and other aspects of the SDE. Interested have to dial 2568651 or 2568652 to participate in the programme.

VPT record

Visakhapatnam Port created an all-time record in unloading alumina powder in bulk in a day when 5,813 tonnes of the cargo, with a gang shift output of 388 tones, was discharged from m.v. Yong An-1 at the EQ-5 berth.

This has surpassed the earlier record of 5,571 tones with a gang shift output of 398 tonnes on April 5 from m.v. Lok Pratap, according to a VPT press release on Thursday. The cargo was imported by Bharat Aluminium Company Limited in Chhattisgarh. The Orissa Stevedores Limited was the stevedores and the Monship Agency Services was the steamer agents of the vessel.

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