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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
INTERNATIOAL AIRPORT FLOODED IN VISAKHAPATAM The international airport here and its surroundings were flooded due to incessant rains and release of excess water from Meghadrigedda Reservoir on Monday. There was water in the parking area and the approach road between the national highway and the airport. “Water was released from Meghadri Gedda without any intimation to us. We had to reschedule departure of five flights as a precautionary measure,’’ said airport director K. Srinivasa Rao.There was no water in the VIP lounge, ticketing area or at the tarmac and parking bay. He said water started gushing at 11.30 am and continued to swell till 1 pm. It started receding from 4 pm, the director said.
VICE ADM DINESH K TRIPATHI, CHIEF OF PERSONNEL INTERACTS WITH PERSONNEL OF ENC Vice Adm Dinesh K Tripathi, AVSM, NM Chief of Personnel (COP) Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy) concluded three-day visit to the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) on 27 Sep 21. The COP addressed the Officers, Sailors and Defence Civilians of ENC and discussed HR related issues. Later, the Flag Officer called on Vice Adm Ajendra Bahadur Singh, AVSM, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, ENC and held discussions.
APEPDCL SET UP TOLLFREE NO 1912 FOR POWER OUTAGE CAUSED DUE TO CYCLONIC STORM GULAB Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Company (APEPDCL) Chairman and Managing Director K Santhosha Rao stated that consumers can complain to the tollfree No 1912 in case of any power outage caused due to cyclonic storm Gulab. The CMD held an emergency meeting for power restoration works on Sunday with directors, operations, planning, commercial and other personnel. Director (Projects) K Rajabapaiah, Srikakulam Circle, Director (Operations) B Ramesh Prasad Vizianagaram Circle, Director (Finance) D Chandram Visakhapatnam circles will monitor restoration works. The CMD instructed circle superintending engineers to acquire necessary equipment and staff for restoration works with electric wires, electrical pillars, transformers. He cautioned people to stay away from fallen and hanging wires, damaged transformers and poles and urged them to bring them to the notice of officials by calling the tollfree No 1912 or control room numbers: 9440816373 or 8331018762. Srikakulam: 9490612633, Palakonda: 7386764579, Tekkali: 6305107900, Bobbili: 9492666989/9490610121, Parvathipuram: 9440814205, Visakhapatnam: 7382299975, Anakapalle: 9885262424, Narsipatnam: 9491030714 and Paderu: 9490610026 are the other numbers which can be contacted.
LT GEN GURBIRPAL SINGH TAKES OVER AS DG NCC Lieutenant General Gurbirpal Singh took over as the 34th Director General of National Cadet Corps (NCC) on September 27, 2021. Lt Gen Singh was commissioned into The PARACHUTE REGIMENT in 1987. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun as well as NCC, he attended the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington, the Higher Command Course in Mhow and the National Defence College Course in New Delhi. Lt Gen Singh has been a Company Commander in counter-insurgency environment in Nagaland and the Siachen Glacier. He has commanded a Special Forces Battalion in the intense counter-terrorism environment of the Valley Sector in Kashmir and also in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon. He has commanded a Mountain Brigade & an Infantry Division on the Line of Control. The General Officer has tenanted the appointments of General Staff Officer (Operations) in Sector Headquarters Rashtriya Rifles. He has had two tenures each in Military Operation Directorate and Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff. Besides, he has been an Instructor at the Commando School and Indian Military Training Team.