Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Vizag Airport AKA Reservoir Port

Vizag Airport Resembles Reservoir:

Believe it or not, but an Indian airport of considerable strategic importance,Vizag Airport, has been closed for over a week due to heavy rains. Since October 16, no commercial flight has operated to and from Vishakhapatnam due to flooding. And they are still passing the buck.
On October 14, as Vishakhapatnam received 42 cm rain, water in the Meghadrigadda reservoir crossed the danger mark. By night, the sluice gates were opened and over 17,000 cusecs were released. Result: The adjoining airport was inundated, its boundary wall breached and the terminal building under four feet of water. Flights were being cancelled due to heavy rains and soon it was discovered that airport was not in an operational state. Indian Airlines has 18 flights a week, Sahara has seven and Air Deccan has 14 from this airport.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Earth Quake Damage in Kashmir

Images of a place in Kashmir before and after Earth Quake:
Recent earth quake which killed more than 60,000 persons and left many thousand as homeless. Here is an image comparision of a quake hit area in POK. After this natural disaster Pakistan has offered to open LOC in order to allow massive rescue operations with the help of Indian government and international NGOs.

Google responds to Kalam's Foresight

Kalam's Concern over Google Maps and Earth:

Last week, Indian President A P J Abdul Kalam expressed serious concern over these images being freely available on Internet and felt that these could be misused by terroristic elements to inflict damage on countries facing their scourge.
In response to the concern expressed by the President, Google spokeswoman Debbie said: "Google takes governmental concerns about Google Earth and Google Maps very seriously. Google welcomes dialogue with governments, and we will be happy to talk to Indian authorities about any concern they may have."
Google has to show some social responsibility in real time which will only enhance their claims in 'SEARCH' of Global Leaders tag.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Cruise on Vizag Beach

Cruise Boat:
VUDA launched a Cruise boat named Sandram Lahiri Lahiri’ a cruise boat at Slipway Complex, Fishing Harbour, on the occasion of World Tourism Day last Tuesday.
Rs 40 per ticket will be charged for the boat ride.
There will be five trips of the boat within the limits of breakwaters everyday, starting from Slipway Complex in Fishing Harbour. The boat timings are 6.30 AM, 11 AM, 2 PM, 4.30 PM and 5.30 PM.
Pickup points are at Jagadamba Junc. and RTC complex.
They also started a package tour to local tourist spots of VUDA including, Thotlakonda, Kailasagiri, VUDA park, submarine museum charged at Rs 99.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Vizag Beach

Beach Photos:
Has been nearly just more than 2 years away from Vizag and already I see lot of changes in the city. For example the beach road near Kailasagiri has changed compleately. Have a look.
I will try to post a comparative picture of old road and new road soon.