VISAKHAPATNAM: With a view to keep pace with the development, the Air Travellers’ Association (India) ATAI has urged Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu to improve roads, provide Wi-Fi enabled services and float a special purpose vehicle (with the help of Union Ministry of Commerce) for setting up refrigerated multi-modal storage godowns either at port or airport in the city.
In a press release here Friday, ATA (I) president D Varada Reddy emphasised the need for widening of roads on the NH-5 (AH 16) purview in the city to ease traffic congestion and construction of flyovers at four places in the city. Scanners, palettes and forklifts, Level-7 safety measures and increase of the apron height should be taken up at the old terminal building of Vizag Airport to improve cargo handling capacity, he suggested.
“Since Visakhapatnam is fast developing as a hub for medical, IT, industrial and educational institutions, it is necessary to provide Wi-Fi services so that all the stakeholders can be benefitted. Considering the vast potential for air cargo operators in the city, which already has two major ports and a container port, the refrigerated multi-modal storage godowns at the Visakhapatnam Port or the airport are the need of the hour,” he added.