States - 2017 MAY

May 1

Andhra Pradesh State will generate 1,000 MW of solar energy in next three years.
Andhra Pradesh Energy Minister K. Kala Venkata Rao would generate 1,000 MW of solar energy in the next three years besides strengthening the hydro electrical and thermal power stations.
Mr. Rao, also the in-charge of the Kakinada Parliamentary constituency, reviewed various development works in progress in the constituency with the officials and local elected representatives.
Kakinada MP Tota Narasimham, and Zilla Parishad chairman Namana Rambabu were present.

May 2

Rs. 1,410 crore Central funds sought for elevated corridors.
Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has requested the Central Government to take up works on construction of elevated corridors on the highways connecting Warangal, Bengaluru and Vijayawada to ease the traffic congestion on these routes.
The Union Ministry to sanction Rs. 950 crore for the construction of 6.4 km elevated corridor from Uppal to Ghatkesar on the Hyderabad-Warangal highway.
The Centre should grant Rs. 290 crore for taking up elevated corridor of 10 km from Aramghar to Shamshabad airport on the Hyderabad-Bengaluru highway and another Rs. 170 crore for utility corridor (including service roads) of 26 km on Hyderabad-Suryapet-Vijayawada route.

Start-up makes tax payments easy.
Saving thousands of rupees on tax payments does not always require a dash to the tax consultant followed by a brain-storming session. A Hyderabad based portal has shown the way how to save money, legally and quickly in the confines of one's home.
The team behind EZTax.in has claimed that in the last 45 days, since the time it was launched, an average of Rs. 26,000 was saved on 800 Form 16 filings.
Sunil Dasari, Founder and MD of MYD labs, the start-up which launched the website, credited unique features in his website for getting traction and growing at rate of 500 per cent monthly in terms of customer base.

Eco-tourism project inside Mrugavani Park cleared in Hyderabad.
It will be possible for citizens to go for a safari drive into the wildlife just outside the city with the Government accepting the Forest Department proposals to develop an Eco-tourism project inside the Mrugavani National Park with the help of a private agency.
Located at Chilkuru in Moinabad, and declared as National Park in 1994, the area is spread over 3.5 sq km. It is the home to close to 600 species of plants and animals - foxes, black-naped hares, wild boars, Indian vipers and so on.
The chosen agency, Laxmi Jyothi Eco-Tourism & Jungle Resorts Pvt. Ltd., has been permitted to bring visitors from the resort for a drive inside the National Park for viewing wildlife with a maximum of 90 trips to be allowed on a monthly payment of Rs. 10,000 to the Forest Department.

May 3

Vijayawada Airport is now international airport.
The Union Cabinet has approved the declaration of Vijayawada Airport as International Airport, as per the provisions of Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014.
The Vijayawada airport is currently undergoing infrastructural up gradations and improvement in facilities for international operations.
The up gradation works are being carried out by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).


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