VISAKHAPATNAM: Collector N Yuvaraj directed all the department heads concerned to submit reports on the beach erosion in the district within 15 days. The collector convened a review meeting on beach erosion mitigation measures Saturday in which heads of the Visakhapatnam Port, GVMC, VUDA, NIO and DCIL participated.
The collector told the meeting that the President, Prime Minister, top officials of the Indian Navy and foreign countries and VVIPs would visit Visakhapatnam to participate in the International Fleet Review, scheduled to be held in February, 2016. The collector stressed the need to arrest the beach erosion before the prestigious Fleet Review. A large extent of the beach at Gokul Park and INS Kurusura Museum was eroded last year and a study had been initiated to arrest it.
During the meeting, Andhra University Prof KVS Prasad said that during the monsoon the Vizag beach was affected and he had submitted a report on the necessary measures to be taken to arrest the erosion.
VPT chairman MT Krishna Babu, GVMC commissioner Pravin Kumar, chief engineer Jayarami Reddy, Gangavaram Port director DT Naik and other officials were present.