YSR to lay stone for port on April 23
MACHILIPATNAM: Ahead of Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy’s scheduled visit on April 23 for the laying of a foundation stone for the construction of Machilipatnam Port and several other works, Krishna district Collector Shailaja Ramaiyer and local MLA Perni Venkataramaiah (Nani) on Monday reviewed arrangements for the visit.
They inspected the proposed site at the Police Parade Grounds for a helipad for the Chief Minister’s helicopter to land, and the place for laying of a foundation stone for the port at Pallepalem village of Machilipatnam mandal. The Collector asked the representatives of Maytas, which is executing the port project, to raise a pylon in the shape of a ship at the site for the Chief Minister to unveil. Dr. Reddy is also scheduled to address a public meeting at the Hindu College grounds, for which an alternative site was suggested by Ms. Ramaiyer at the bypass road-NTR cross road.
The Collector and the MLA also visited the places where the Chief Minister will lay a foundation stone for the four-lane expansion of the road from Koneru centre to railway station and the underground drainage works at the Moodu Sthambala centre.