Cyclone Hudhud: Vizag’s megacity plan takes a big hit, death toll rises to 25

Source:  timesofindia.indiatimes.com

VISAKHAPATNAM/HYDERABAD: The very severe cyclonic storm ‘Hudhud’ couldn’t have come at a much worse time for Andhra Pradesh in general and Visakhapatnam, the ‘city of destiny’, in particular.

The state, post-bifurcation, is in the process of rebuilding and foundations for that are being laid.

Visakhapatnam, the largest city in the truncated State, has been getting ready to transform into a megacity and plans for this have already been laid out.

Everything was being set on course to alter the face of Andhra Pradesh as well as the port city in terms of development when ‘Hudhud’ came striking on Sunday as a bolt from the blue, throwing all plans in disarray.

Now, the state government will have to re-double its efforts, first to bring Visakhapatnam back to shape and next go ahead with the other development plans. More info

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