IFR a memorable event at Vizag
Had I not been at this place continuously for last 7 years , my description of IFR preparation would have been termed as EXERSERATION . What I saw is probably an example of CONSORTED activities by all concerned statutory authorities like Municipal corporation , urban development , Police , Navy , town planners and peoples participation to make VIZAGITES proud . AS on today my JUBILATION is comparable to a School / College boy who is unable to suppress utter satisfaction whenever the Institution EXCELS .
Today VIZAC stands as a SYMBOLIC but PRACTICAL REPRESENTATION of SWACHH BHARAT in true sense, Right from WIDENING and resurfacing of roads, complete relaying of all footpaths with beautiful tiles. Newly constructed sit outs on both side of beach roads duly lined with marble and tiles ,road dividers , Cleaning and rechanneling of Complete drainage system , Road lighting , Planting of attractive trees on the high lands of roads ,Placement of decorative casted pots with Bonsai were going since long . Most laudable work was done on completely eroded beach engulfed by sea waves by requisitioning the service of DCI ( dredging corporation of India ) In about a month’s time they with the help of Dredging Ship PUMPED SLURRY of Sand -water trough FLOATING cast iron pipe ( section of huge CI pipes joined and enclosed in RUBBER BALLOON ) from a distance of about 2 KM . Now the beach is about 50 MTS wide .This wide beach has been divided into separate enclosure with sitting arrangements during IFR. ELABORATE SECURITY arrangement with special passes made available through E seva centers. The beautification and CLEANSING operation is not concentrated/ limited on Beach road and naval headquarters. Whole Vizag now look like a RECEPTION CENTER right from Air port. Recently complete beach road (other side of the beach road) has been converted into sitting galley by prefabricated structures with decorative Chairs. Specials VVIP enclosure on raised platform has been made ready for PRESIDENT, PM and other dignitaries . TV screen on towers erected for visual pleasure. Besides some pictures of arrangements made I would also enclose the pictures of NAVAL EXERCISE REHEARSALS going on at different locations including AIR SHOW by Naval air force .About 75 naval ships from different countries ( 50 foreign countries ) have arrived to make it a GRAND SHOW . From 4th t0 8th the various activities representing the capabilities of Navy in protecting the HUGE coastal area of our country will be encased besides various seminars on further improvement and advancement made by different countries will be held at separate ENCLAVE at eastern command headquarters Visakhapatnam .
The pictures are from NAVAL exercise for public display and rehearsal