Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Vizag is the great city of destiny

(The City of Destiny) (The born city of satya)(also shortened as VIZAG) is a port city in the state of Andhra Pradesh...
It is located on the eastern shore of India, nestled among the hills of the Eastern Ghats and facing the Bay of Bengal to the east.It has only natural harbour in India.The city is home to several state owned heavy industries, one of the most advanced steel plant and has one of the country's largest ports and its oldest shipyard.
Industries :-
The city's growth has mostly been due to its heavy industries (both state-owned and private), such as:
HPCL – Oil Refinery (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited)
Rastreeya Ispat Nigam Limited (Vizag Steel Plant )
Hindustan Zinc Limited
Bharat Heavy Plate and Vessels Ltd (BHPV).
Hindustan Shipyard Limited
Visakhapatnam Port Trust
Coromandel Fertilizers
National Thermal Power Corporation
Dredging Corporation of India Limited
Rain Calcining Limited
Essar Pelletization Plant (Recently a major expansion occurred. The iron ore now used by this plant comes via a pipeline 267km long from Bailadila, helping reduce transportation costs substantially.)
Synergies Castings Ltd. is a Major Alloy Wheel Manufacturer in India with manufacturing base in Visakhapatam/Vizag.
Total logistics India Pvt Ltd
Its traditional importance in shipbuilding is confirmed by the fact that India's first ship, the "Jala Usha", was launched in Vizag.
Vizag is also one of India's main fishing ports, has a dedicated harbour for the fishing industry and handles a large percentage of India's seafood exports.
The Vizag Special Economic Zone plays a vital role in the industrial growth of the city.
The Andhra Pradesh government has confirmed deals with Satyam and Wipro to set up a presence in the city. Satyam's office has already been built and started working. Wipro's office is coming up on the site of the old TB hospital. The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre has also expressed interest in setting up a research centre and a nuclear power plant here.
>Vishakapatnam has 7 cricket stadiums which are used for Ranji Trophy matches.

>Indira Priyadarshini Stadium (5 ODI Matches): Also known as the Municipal Corporation Stadium, the first match was held on 9 December 1988 and the last of the 5 matches happened on 3 April 2001.
> ACA-VDCA Stadium, which is situated in the satellite township of Madhurawada. The stadium is set amidst the hills and offers a scenic view.
ACA-VDCA Stadium (2 ODI Matches): The ACA-VDCA Stadium has hosted 2 ODIs with India winning against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the first and second ODI respectively.
IT/ITES Industry:-

Vizag city has about 50 small and medium software and call centre units, of which about 10 units started their operations during the year 2005-07; the foremost being Encore India,Patra Corp,NuNet Technologies,Synectic infotech,Graymatter Informatics, Symbiosys Technologiesfollowed by HSBC and which have spawned several rapidly growing organizations through their American relations. Software exports from the Visakhapatnam region increased by around 56 per cent at Rs 109 crore in the financial year ended March 31, 2006, as compared to Rs 70 crore in the corresponding previous year. Also Nipuna, the BPO arm of Satyam Computers, is about to start its operations very soon in this port city. Other companies that are in Visakhapatnam include: OpenLogix, Miracle Software,Nanna Computers Maple Software among others. Also many other IT companies like Wipro, Infosys and IBM Daksh are about to launch their operations in nearest future. Satyam has started operations at its vizag center. IT Infrastructure support is available from Leading Cisco Partner Datasoft Computers to enable BPO and ITES units setup operations quickly. Many ISPs like VSNL, Bharti/Airtel, VOL etc. provide Internet connectivity at aggressive prices.
Vizag was the biggest district in th ecountry during british raj and even in post independence days furthur devided in to three districts called vizag, vijayanagaram and srikakulam. even after division for political ruling people at heart are same and united and does not fight like other regions here. it has given great personalities to the country. i will give some names as i know, request members to give names and details furthur.
>Alluri Sitaramaraju Freedom Fighter,Student of A.V.N.College VSKP.
>Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan - former VC of Andhra University.
>Dwaram Venkataswami Naidu the violin mastero.
>Vyaghreswarudu - the renowned orthopedist.
> Gurajada apaprao, first telugu drama writer in language ofcommon man
>adibhatla narayana das,harikatha pithamaha .
>Balachander Famous director
>kodi rammurty, herculous award winner
>C K Naidu, first indian cricket captain, first indian tocut jokes on english at lords like HOWJJAT after banging 6 sixes in one over
>Mallu dora first MP from Vizag constituency, right hand of alluri
>C V Raman Noble lauraite
>tenneti viswanatham, great soul of vizag, responsible Visakha ukku
>srisri great revolitionery writer
>rachakonda viswanatha sastry, writer novels like rathalu- rambabu >kavalipati vijayalaxmi, writer, thasildar gai ammaiyi etc
>NSN Reddy first (BJP) Mayor of Vizag
>karanam malleswari, Winner of olimpic gold for weight lifting
>seenu koppula, JMD microsoft india
>sadgurusivanandamurty philosopher
>G V Krishna murty former election commissioner
>Ramanamurty/Somayajulu actor (Shankarabharanam)
>gowthami heroin of yester years
>Raja film hero
>kallu chidambaram filmy comedian
>Rao gopalrao film sensation mutyala muggu fame
>Mallikarjunarao filmy comedian
> RPPatnaik music director
>gogula ramana music director
>krishna chaitanya film actor
>Puri Jagannadh film director (Badri,Pokiri,Desamudhuru)
>Satya a cool guy with great thoughts

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