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VUDA Children’s Day Competitions from November 7

            The state level Children’s Day competitions of the VUDA Children Club will take off from 7 November. The weeklong event of Children’s Day with various competitions, entertainment and cultural programmes is being organized by the VUDA Children Club every year in which kids from schools and music and dance institutions participate to win handful prizes, apart from having great fun and joy.

              The children’s Day event conducted by the VUDA Children Club has become one of the major, prestigious and calendar activity in Visakhapatnam for which the kids await for announcement of the competitions schedule. The occasion provides an appropriate platform to the children to exhibit their talents and the competitions are being organized as public show, extending an eye feast to the general public, apart from promoting competitiveness among the kids. This year events are being organized from 7 November to 14 November with a variety of activities and big entertainment to both participating children as well as the people of Visakhapatnam, said N Yuvaraj, Vice Chairman of VUDA. All the activities and competitions would be conducted at Gurajada Kalakshetram situated at Siripuram, opposite to the VUDA Office in Visakhapatnam, the Vice Chairman said.

Schedule of Children’s Day Competitions
  • Inaugural session will be conducted with big entertainment on 7 November evening from 5.30 PM. Classical and folk dances, songs and others by children and a grand magic show for 100 minutes will be major part of the opening day.
  • The competitions start from 8 November evening 5.00 PM onwards with the Inter-School and Institutional Western Dance (Group) event. Each school and dance institute is permitted with one group in juniors and seniors group to participate. Children studying up to class-VI will be juniors and from VIII to X will be seniors. Each group should have minimum of five and maximum of 15 members.
  • The colorful and amazing big show of Dance Ballet competitions will be held on 9 and 10 November from 5.00 PM onwards. One team from each school or Dance Institute will be permitted and the duration of the ballet should be from 30 minutes to 60 minutes with a story based performance. Performance can be done with live music or pre-recorded CDs.
  • Drawing competition in sub-junior (up to Class- Class 3), junior (4-6 class) and senior (7-10 class) will be held on 10 November from 9.00 A.M onwards. Topics for drawing will be announced on 3 November.
  • The prestigious VUDA Children Club Rolling Shield Inter-School Quiz competition will be conducted on 10 November from 9.00 AM for which one team with four students will be allowed from each school.
  • Inter-School and Institutional Group Dance competition in Classical Dance will be held on 11 November from 5.00 P.M onwards in Senior (Class 7 to 10) and juniors (up to Class-VI) categories. Schools and Dance training Institutions can send one team in each category with minimum of 5 and maximum of 15 members in team.
  • Inter-School and Institutional Group Dance competition in Folk Dance will be held on 12 November from 5.00 P.M onwards in Senior (Class 7 to 10) and juniors (up to Class-VI) categories. Schools and Dance training Institutions can send one team in each category with minimum of 5 and maximum of 15 members in team.
  • Group singing competition in junior and senior categories will be held on 13 November from 5.00 P.M in which groups from Schools and Music institutions can take part. Each school and Music Institution is allowed with one group having a minimum of six and maximum of 15 participants. Patriotic, folk, historical, light, social of message oriented songs are permitted. Movie songs will not be permitted. Participants may use instruments also.
  • 14 November will be the enjoying day for the children. Fancy Dress competition will be conducted in Sub-junior, Junior and senior groups from 4.30 P.M.
  • A grand magic show to entertain not only the kids but also the general public at 6.00 on 14 November at Gurajada Kalakshetram. Prizes and certificates will be given away to all the winners after the grand magic show.
           Prior registration before 5 November is required to participate in the Classical and Folk Group Dance competitions, Dance Ballets, Western Dance and Group singing events. Schools and institutions may contact the Public Relations Officer of VUDA B Prabhakara Reddy at 3rd floor of VUDA office or on 98660 76932 for registrations and other details.

Yuvaraj issues guidelines to dispose RTI applications

The officials and staff of VUDA dealing with implementation of Right to Information (RTI) Act provisions were issued guidelines and instructions by the Vice Chairman Dr N Yuvaraj, for speedy and prompt disposal of applications. Reviewing the implementation of RTI Act in VUDA on Friday, the Vice Chairman directed the officials to attend and dispose all applications received on time with information asked or with the reason for not providing information. Since Information Commission has powers to penalize and also impose imprisonment for violation of RTI Act provisions, the Vice Chairman advised the officials not to give scope to applicants by delaying of hiding information asked.
For better and prompt implementation of RTI Act, responsibilities have been decentralized and Information Officers were appointed wing wise, the Vice Chairman said. Accordingly, head of the concern wing acts as the Appellate Authority with one senior officer as Public Information officer and a junior officer as Assistant Public Information officer.
The Vice Chairman asked the officials to acquire complete awareness on RTI Act provisions for effective implementation and also to avoid complications. Updating knowledge with decisions of the Centre and State Information Commissions and Court Judgments in regard with RTI Act provisions makes the implementation process easy, the Vice Chairman told. Interacting with the officials, the Vice Chairman clarified doubts on various queries raised in the meeting.
Appellate Authorities VUDA Secretary GC Kishore Kumar, Chief Engineer I Viswanatha Rao, Chief Urban Planner RJ Vidyullatha, Chief Accounts officer D Vijaya Bharathi, Estate Officer B Bhavani Das, DFO S Rammohan, Public Information Officers and Assistant Public Information officers attended the meeting.

500 trees to be grown in YSR- VUDA Central Park

Apart from preserving the existing trees in the YSR- VUDA Central Park, 500 more would be added to make the area eco-rich and nature blessed location in the city of destiny, said the Vice Chairman of VUDA Dr N Yuvaraj. Visiting the park on Wednesday along with EAS Sarma, Convener of Forum for Better Visakha, CS Rao, President of Praja Spandana, former Vice Chancellors KV Ramana and V Balamohan Das, retired Botany Professor of Andhra University Maheswari Devi, Retired Conservator of Forests Trinadha Rao and nature consultant Padmavathi and others, the Vice Chairman assured that VUDA takes up greenery to make the park not only a lung space of lush green but also a very pleasant for the visitors. He further requested the elders to extend suggestions on development of green face in the park.
The elders suggested giving priority for neem plants to make the park oxy-rich and also pollution arresting location. The park should be a healthy and pleasant place for the visitors, they said. They further advised to implement action plan to harvest the rain water.
VUDA has already taken initiative for recording the existence of trees in the park by numbering and naming them. About 137 trees of 13 species are existing.
VUDA Chief Engineer I Viswanatha Rao, DFO Dr S Rammohan, Executive Engineer V Bhavani Shankar, Dy EEs B Somasekhar, Devi Prasad Patro, BRCh Naidu and others attended.

10 candidates issued appointment orders in VUDA

After completing the process of recruitment under the backlog with SC, ST applicants, the Vice Chairman of VUDA N Yuvaraj issued appointment orders to 10 candidates selected on Thursday. Two candidates selected for Assistant Executive Engineer post, two candidates for junior assistant post, three for chainman post, one for typist post and two for attender posts were selected and were given appointment orders.
Yuvaraj congratulated the Secretary of VUDA GC Kishore Kumar for successfully completing the process of recruitment. He further told the newly recruited candidates to update skills and capacities to serve the organization.

APREDA’s gesture through VUDA

The Andhra Pradesh Real Estate developers’ Association (APREDA) North Andhra Chapter extends its support to a sports person to take part in the World Senior Badminton Championship to be held at Ankara City of Turkey. On the request of VUDA, MV Muralikrishna, a badminton coach and international player has been supported by the APREDA with finical aid of Rs.1.15 lakhs to participate in the championship along with the Indian team of players. The amount was handed over to him by the Vice Chairman of VUDA N Yuvaraj on Wednesday. Muralikrishna will take part in the 40+ doubles event at the World senior Badminton Championship to be held during 9-14, September.
The Vice Chairman while appreciating the immediate response of APREDA wished Muralikrishna success with his efforts. He complimented APREDA for helping the needy and participating in social service.
The President of APREDA G Chakradhar assured timely help to the needy and poor from the Association. In recent past, the Association helped a deceased child for ailment by contributing huge amount of money and personal care for medical aid.
Muralikrishna thanked VUDA Vice Chairman and APREDA for the gesture. VUDA Secretary GC Kishore Kumar, Chief Urban Planner RJ Vidyullatha, Chief Engineer I Viswanatha Rao, Estate officer B Bhavani Das, APREDA secretary A Ramesh Babu, treasurer N Sri Nagesh, vice president MA Hussain, joint secretaries Vekanna Choudary, Parasuram, Phanikumar and Appala Raju and others were present.

VUDA launches rides on unauthorised layouts

Implementing the action plan of the Vice Chairman Dr N Yuvaraj, to curb the unwanted growth and emergence of unauthorised layouts cheating public and becoming hindrances to the planned development as per the Master Plan, the special team began its functioning by launching rides on un approved and illegal layouts on Monday. Apart from identifying the existence of unauthorised layouts by conducting vigorous field inspections, the special team started its teethful action of demolishing the improper developments against statutory rules of layouts.
The special team under the supervision of the Chief Urban Planner RJ Vidyullatha conducted rides on illegal layouts in Anakapalle mandal and Atchyutapuram mandal on Monday. Roads, boundary pillars and plotting stones were removed by the special team headed by V Ramkumar, Deputy Director of PCPIR, taking the help of the Village Secretary. Machinery such as JCB and tractors were engaged to displace the improper developments in these layouts. Action was taken against unauthorised layouts developed by Ch. Satyam and others in survey number 480/1p, 2p in an area of 3.oo acres, B Satyam and others in survey number 472/6B, 473, 474/1 to 5 in an area of 4.87 acres, Durga Nagar Layout by B Dhana Lakshmi in an area of 2.06 acres in survey numbers 294/3, 294/8, 294/3A and P Manikyam in an area of 0.80 acres in survey number 482/1 of Tummapala village in Anakapalle mandal. Removals were also made in another layout at Ramanapalem village of Chodipalle panchayat of Atchuthapuram mandal developed by Dwarapudi Bobji in an area of 5.45 acres in survey number 102/2.
The Vice Chairman of VUDA cautioned public not to purchase plots in layouts having no approvals from VUDA. The local bodies and the Andhra Pradesh Real Estate Developers Association (APREDA) are also involved in taking steps against unauthorised layouts and the process will continue, he said. The Vice Chairman further informed that complaints against any unauthorised layout or constructions may be forwarded through e-mails to cup.vuda@gmail.com or vcvuda@yahoo.com. The special team formed for the purpose has been authorized to lodge complaints with the local police, apart from issuing notices to the unauthorised layouts, the Vice Chairman said.

VUDA hands over Kursura counter to IOB

The counter at Kursura Submarine Museum has been handed over to Indian Overseas Bank VUDA Branch with responsibility of issuing entry tickets and collecting the entry fee. VUDA Secretary GC Kishore Kumar transferred the counter to S Hanumantha Rao, Regional Marketing Manager of the Bank. The decision of entrusting the job of collecting entry fee has been taken by the Vice Chairman N Yuvaraj to have more transparency and accountability.
The Submarine museum with its recognition at global level earns about one crore rupees per annum and major share of it is being reinvested for maintenance and up keeping the museum surroundings. Since the museum is unique in the whole South East Asia, VUDA has been maintaining the museum as a prestige instead of earning profits.
VUDA Secretary Kishore Kumar said the Vice Chairman has proposed to hand over the ticket counters at all the VUDA visiting places and the initiative was launched first at the Kursura Submarine museum. Since the India Overseas Bank is associated with VUDA by extending its excellent banking services, the job has been entrusted to them.
VUDA Chief Engineer I Viswanatha Rao, Executive Engineer V Bhavani Shankar, Deputy Executive Engineer B Somasekhar, Bank official K Subrahmanya Sastri, curator of the museum G Phaniraj and others attended the programme.

Another Submarine Museum at Chennai Tamilnadu Tourism Minister visits Kursura Museum

The Tamilnadu Tourism Minister SP Shanmuganathan along with the Principal Secretary of Tourism Dr R Kannan visited the Kursura Submarine Museum on Wednesday to study the ways and means of establishing it as museum and its maintenance. While addressing the media persons, the Minister said the Tamilnadu government has a proposal of establishing a similar submarine museum at Mamallapuram near Chennai and the Chief Minister Jayalalitha has directed the minister and principal secretary to study the process of hauling the Kursura Submarine as a museum at Visakhapatnam. the Minister further said their government has also proposed to establish a Maritime Museum to improve the potential of tourism. The minister and the principal secretary visited the Visakha museum and Kailasagiri to observe feasibility of taking up similar tourism developments in Tamilnadu. VUDA Secretary GC Kishore Kumar briefed the minster and principal secretary about the efforts in making the Kursura Submarine a pride symbol of Visakhapatnam. Under the maintenance of VUDA, the Kursura Museum has been earning global recognition for the city of destiny, he told them. The minister and principal secretary were shown the inner and outer arrangements of the Kursura Museum. Commander N Rajesh, deputy officer-in-charge of the Submarine Maintenance Unit, ENC explained the functioning and warfare activities of the submarine in the Indian Navy. VUDA Executive Engineers V Bhavani Shankar, DV Verma and others were present.

Applications for allotment of odd bits in VUDA layouts

VUDA invites applications for allotment of odd bits in its own layouts developed in Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram areas. Plots with small and uneven sizes have been identified as odd bits in all the 52 layouts of VUDA and applications will be accepted ONLINE till 30 September.
Odd bits are identified in MVP Colony, Pithapuram layout, Pandurangapuram, Seethammadhara, Simhapuri, China Waltair, Kurmannapalem, Kummaripalem, Chinamushidiwada, Lake View, Midhilapuri, Gopalapatnam, E- Bonangi, Anakapalle, Marripalem, Ocean view and other layouts in Visakhapatnam area and Kanapaka Ayyannapeta, Babametta, Ring Road Layout, Jammunarayanapuram, Kothapeta South and other layouts in Vizianagaram area.
Details of the layouts, odd bits and other rules and regulations can be seen in VUDA website www.vuda.gov.in.
Applications will be accepted through online on the same website till 30 September.

Last date extended till September 30 for VUDA row Hosuing and plots

The last for submission of online application for allotment of VUDA Row Hosuing units and plots in various layouts through auction has been extended up to September 30. Announcing this on Wednesday, the Vice Chairman N Yuvaraj said the date has been extended keeping the inconveniences to the applicants due to in view of the prevailing situation and non availability of transport facility. Applications for both Row Hosuing and plots will be received online through VUDA website www.vuda.gov.in till September 30. Auction of Row Hosuing will be conducted on October 5 and for plots the auction will be held on 11 and 12 of October, the Vice Chairman said. So far 45 applications were received for Row Hosuing and 116 for plots in various layouts.
The Vice Chairman underlined that applications will not be issued on the day of auction to avoid vested interests tries to create escalation in price. The applicants were asked to mark the plot or row housing unit desiring to purchase in the application itself. Clarifying on the submission of applications more than one, the Vice Chairman said the application cost of Rs.500/- shall be paid for each up to 10 applications and it will come down to Rs.250/- for each from 11 which is not refundable. Applicants should submit fresh EMDs when they go for another plot of row housing units after becoming successful bidder. Bank counters wil be made available at the auction venue for obtaining DDs for EMD.
The Vice Chairman said auction process for 12 plots in Endada layout has been put aside due to court case.
Stating about the allotment of odd bits available in VUDA layouts, the Vice Chairman said applications will be received online from 1 September. Information on odd bits in VUDA layouts would be made available to all, he added. After receiving the applications, a committee consisting of heads of wings in VUDA will conduct field verification to decide the allotment and cost will be fixed as per the VUDA Board resolution.

VUDA invites applications online for action of 92 plots in Madhurawada 60 more plots in another 14 layouts

Online applications for allotment of 92 plots in VUDA layouts in Madhurawada area will be received up to September 5. Plots developed in Cyber Valley layout, Endada layout and government lands layouts would be auctioned along with 60 more plots available in another 14 of VUDA layouts on September 14 and 15. 36 plots in Cyber Valley Layout Sector-I, 15 plots in Cyber Valley Sector-II, 12 plots in Endada layout and 29 plots in government land layouts are kept for allotment through auction. Plots in various sizes of 166, 188, 266, 288, 311 and 480 square yards are available in residential category.
23 plots in residential category in Godavari Townships layout at Narava, 7 commercial and 6 residential plots in Kapuluppada Chilukuri layout, joint venture layouts of VUDA are kept for allotment through auction. Apart from these plots, 5 residential plots in Adibhatla Nagar layout on Beach Road near Karthika Vanam (in CRZ- III), one each in MVP Colony, Bheemili, Kurmannapalem Phase-V and Gandigundam layouts, one school site of 5082 square yards and two commercial plots in Kurmannapalem Town Center layout, tow plots in Chinamushidiwada layout are also available. At Vizianagaram one plot in Babametta layout and three plots in Kanapaka Ayyannapeta layout are put for auction.
Meanwhile, last date for submitting online application for allotment of Row Hosuing units at Rushikonda through auction closes on 12 August. Auction for Row housing will be conducted on 18 August. Since the plots in above layouts and the Row Housing units were disposed earlier through open auction, same procedure is followed for allotment of the remaining, the Vice Chairman N. Yuvaraj said.
The Vice Chairman informs that the details of auction, terms and conditions, upset prices, deposit to be paid along with application and online application is available on VUDA website www.vuda.gov.in. Online applications will be received for both the plots and Row housing will be received through VUDA website only.

Kursura Museum celebrates 11th anniversary Yuvaraj assures more visitor-friendly amenities

The huge metal mammoth, Kursura Submarine Museum hauled at RK Beach celebrated its 11th anniversary on Friday. Cute baby Yuvaraj Harshini cut the cake marking the celebrations along with the GVMC Commissioner MV Satyanarayana, VUDA Vice Chairman N Yuvaraj, GVMC Additional Commissioner M Janaki, Railway Officer Sudarshana Rao and others.
The GVMC Commissioner Satyanarayana, Chief Guest on the occasion appreciated the idea of Indian Navy for keeping alive the Kursura Submarine in the form of museum to educate general public. He further complimented VUDA for maintaining it as a global tourism attraction for Vizag.
The Vice Chairman of VUDA Yuvaraj said more visitor-friendly amenities would be added to the museum. An audio-video presentation would be arranged to explain the functioning of the submarines and their warfare strategies, enabling the visitors to understand the underwater exercises. The museum earns Rs.1.00 crore per annum and about Rs.80 lakhs are being reinvested for maintenance works and thus VUDA has been maintaining the museum on no loss- no profit basis but as a prestige since the museum became a global attraction, Yuvaraj said. Amenities will be added within the CRZ regulations, he underlined. The Eastern Naval Command has been extending technical and advisory support in the maintenance of the museum. He further said the Kursura is unique in the whole South Asia and receiving the official honor ‘Dressing Ship’ even after its decommissioning, on par with the ships and submarines in service with Indian Navy.
The officer-in-charge of the Submarine unit of the ENC Commander Rajesh felt pride for witnessing the first generation Submarine of the Indian Navy, Kursura with its original appearance along with weaponry alive.
VUDA Secretary GC Kishore Kumar, Chief Engineer I Viswanatha Rao, Chief Accounts officer D Vijaya Bharathi, DFO S Rammohan, Horticulture Officer GV Lakshmi, Executive Engineer DV Verma, Curator of the museum G Phaniraj and assistant curator KV Chalapathai Rao and others were present.

Yuvaraj reviews PPP Projects to decide way out

With an intension to avoid further delays in grounding projects and to settle issues for better image of the organization, the Vice Chairman of VUDA Dr N Yuvaraj took initiative to finalise the fate of various projects under Public- Private Partnership, pending with VUDA. A review was conducted with the officials as well as the private partners of PPP projects on Friday to discuss issues from both sides.
The issue was already placed before the VUDA Board in its meeting held last month and a Sub- Committee was appointed to suggest action to be taken on five PPP projects. Yuvaraj conducted a meeting for second time with the developers to listen to grievances to place the same before the forth coming VUDA Board meeting to decide further course of action in regard with implementation.
VUDA has taken up a number of projects in the areas of housing, tourism, entertainment and commercial space under PPP mode on the basis of lease, revenue sharing and Build-Operate- transfer. Projects such as Big Screen at Tenneti Park, Commercial complex in front of VUDA office, revolving restaurant and cottages atop Kailasagiri, Mega Hosuing Project at Rushikonda, Boat Club at VUDA Park, Vaisakhi Jala Udyanavanam and Ultra Modern Layout at Dakamarri and others. Vaibhav, Maytas, Radiant, L & T, Fusion foods, Nirmitha Boat Club, Ambica, Vensor and other organizations were assigned these projects through open tendering and open auction procedures. Some projects initiated in recent times are standstill due to many reasons. Now, the Vice Chairman decided to find way out for all the leased and PPP projects to streamline and find possibilities of grounding.
During the review meeting with the private partners, the Vice Chairman asked the developers to respond and attend to all the queries and clarifications in time, enabling VUDA to act quickly.

Lands marked in Draft Plan shows land use pattern, not acquisition Yuvaraj clarifies

The Vice Chairman of VUDA as well as PCPIR SDA clarified that the lands marked in the PCPIR Draft Master Plan announced on Monday shows only the land use pattern but not land acquisition. The draft master plan mainly speaks about the land use specifications in the whole 640 square kilometers of the PCPIR area and no village or habitation is going to be disturbed or vacated in the process of development of the PCPIR, he underlined. Hence, public within the notified area need not confuse or panic with apprehensions, he assured. Even the road network proposed in the PCPIR has also been planned with no need of shifting any habitation.
The Draft Master Plan has been released for calling objections from the people residing within the PCPIR area and also from the local bodies against any affect they are undergoing. Public as well as local bodies can file such objections or suggestions in writing within 90 days up to 4 November addressing the Vice Chairman, PCPIR SDA. They may also be filed through e-mail on vkpcpirsda.vizag@gmail.com.
The draft master plan has been displayed for public convenience at 3rd Floor of VUDA Office along with complete details of land use pattern. The Vice Chairman examined the display of the maps and directed the Chief Urban Planner RJ Vidyullatha to depute staff and technical experts for explaining the features to the visiting public.
The Vice Chairman further said details on land use pattern would be made available survey number wise and village wise and the same will be kept within the reach of the villagers. Further arrangements are being made to provide orientation on the PCPIR Draft Master plan and the process of the area, to the people at village level through camps wherein experts will be explaining features through presentations and speeches. Chief Urban Planner Vidyullatha, Deputy Director V Ram Kumar, Planning officer KD Brainard and others attended.

Genuine land losers to get TDR

With the initiative of the Vice Chairman of VUDA N Yuvaraj, sticking to timely and transparent service to the users, the land losers affected by the Master Plan Roads would be getting rid of the long pending grievance. After a thorough study of the cases and looking in to the sufferings of the genuine land losers, the Vice Chairman with due approval of the VUDA Board has taken step to settle the issue by granting TDR (Transferrable Development Right) in lieu of the lands take over by VUDA for laying the Master Plan roads at various locations of VUDA limits.
The Vice Chairman conducted an exclusive meeting with the land losers on Saturday to obtain concurrence from them for accepting TDRs. As per the records, 31 cases are fair to clear with grant of TDR. While explaining the merits of the TDR, the Vice Chairman told the land losers that there is no scope for allotment of alternative site as per the prevailing guidelines. Payment of compensation as per the Land Acquisition rules, grant of TDR or relaxation for setbacks are the ways out among which the TDR is the only beneficial solution. Stating some cases for which allotment of alternative sites to some in VUDA in the name of land losers in recent times, the Vice Chairman said all such cases are under scan and enquiry by government as well as investigating agencies and all those will be cancelled in due course of time. He further said the VUDA Board also approved grant of TDRs to the genuine land losers and accordingly all the 31 land losers found fit for clearing pendency will be favored on verification once again. For those falling in GVMC limits, TDRs will be issued through single window in association with GVMC and outside the GVMC, VUDA will issue, the Vice Chairman said.
After a detailed explanation by the Vice Chairman on various decisions taken by the government, the land losers attended the meeting expressed readiness to accept TDRs. The Vice Chairman directed the VUDA Estate Officer B Bhavani Das to call for letters from the land losers and put up files for taking decision.

Yuvaraj insists Engineers for regular supervision of Haritha Works

The Vice Chairman of VUDA N Yuvaraj directed the engineers to have regular supervision of the construction works at Haritha Housing Project to keep up quality and standards as assured to the allottees. Visiting the project site along with the Chief Engineer I Viswanatha Rao on Tuesday, he underlined once again to focus on maintaining qualitative output in construction works. Since the delay in completion of the project led to unrest and decline of confidence among the allottees, engineers should play vital role in achieving target to ensure the reputation of the organization, the Vice Chairman told. The engineers were asked to coordinate and monitor the construction works with the contractors enabling to complete before the time given.
Construction works of Haritha were awarded to contractors in Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) mode to avoid further delay and to complete the works of all the 710 apartment units at once. The works were divided in to 10 and assigned to the contractors through tendering process and works pertaining to all the blocks were started simultaneously.
During his visit to the project site, the Vice Chairman inspected the works at each block and checked the quality of material also. He directed the contractors to procure material in advance as per the requirement and engage more number of laborers to finish the works as per schedule or even before the given time. Yuvaraj further told the engineers and contractors that he would review the progress of works regularly, apart from inspecting them on ground personally.

Yuvaraj moots online for all services

With an objective of extending timely and transparent services to the public, the Vice Chairman of VUDA N Yuvaraj has taken initiative to transform all activities in to online system. Apart from placing complete information of the organization in its website www.vuda.gov.in with updates, VUDA will introduce its services through online in phased manner.
Convening a meeting with the VUDA Secretary GC Kishore Kumar, Chief Engineer I Viswanatha Rao, Chief Urban Planner RJ Vidyullatha, DFO S Rammohan, Executive Engineer (IT) V Bhavani Shankar, K Nageswara Rao and other officials on Wednesday, the Vice Chairman directed them to prepare software and implementation methods for launching online services for all activities of VUDA. He told the officials to design and adopt integrated computerized mechanism to implement the online services.
So far, VUDA has introduced online services only to the layout and building permission applications received by the planning wing. The Vice Chairman intends to simplify the process of dealing with files and reduce the burden upon the staff saving time in delivering goods promptly up to the expectations of the public. The purpose of introducing online system is to make VUDA services hassle free. The Vice Chairman is very particular in placing complete information on website to avoid irregularities that arise due to secrecy in the functioning.
The Vice Chairman asked the computer wing to conduct training and orientation to the staff to deal with the online services effectively.