Visakhapatnam: Considerig the growing variety of overseas college students enrolling at Andhra University, the school has decided to construct a new hostel for worldwide college students close to the Platinum Jubilee Guesthouse of the university. Around Rs, 17 crore may be spent on the new structure. The five-storied building may have a total of 160 rooms. Tenders for the setting up of the new hostel have already been finalized and work is predicted to start soon.
Speaking to TOI, out-going vice-chancellor, AU, Prof G Nageswara Rao said, “The varsity has four hostels for international college students, 3 for boys and one for women. The new hostel has been proposed considering the increasingly wide variety of foreign students within the varsity.” According to Rao, a majority of AU’s foreign students come from Ethiopia, Nepal, Afghanistan, and a few African nations. “We have been providing important assistance, first-class training, and hospitality to worldwide college students. If they face any problems, we address them on precedence,” Rao maintained.
Nageswara Rao similarly stated that the building could be named after famous mathematician-astronomer Aryabhatta. “The hostel will look like the Arybhatta satellite from the top of the building and the design might be based totally on India’s first satellite tv for pc,” he stated.
The building will be set up with certain eco-friendly building mechanisms together with energy conservation and water recycling. Andhra University was first amongst nation universities to set up an inexperienced constructing in 2016. This was a hostel supposed for international students which have been constructed on a price range of Rs four.5 crore.
The building becomes made giving precedence to herbal lighting and airflow. The constructing also includes earthquake-resistant technology.
Prof Rao further said that the load-bearing walls of the inexperienced constructing built-in 2016 have been manufactured from hole-center interlocking blocks. “The hollow-center interlocking blocks were manufactured from recycled cloth. These blocks even have a better ability to thermal insulation. We will use similar inexperienced ideas to build the Aryabhatta hostel as well.”
Eco-friendly HoG tech possibly to strength three trains from Vizag
Visakhapatnam: Three trains that originate from the Visakhapatnam railway station (VRS) is probably to be covered inside the list of trains in an effort to move on to ‘head-on technology’ (HoG) era.
The AP Express (Visakhapatnam to New Delhi), Duranto (Visakhapatnam to Secunderabad) and Garibrath (Visakhapatnam to Secunderabad) are expected to get this era.
According to professionals, using HoG generation is eco-friendly as there’s no smoke or noise pollution and it additionally enables reducing carbon emissions with the aid of 700 mt in keeping with 12 months in line with the train.
Currently, the New Delhi to Mumbai Rajdhani Express has this technology.
Railway officials at the electric loco shed on the VRS are presently preparing a file of the movement plan, dependable assets advised TOI.
The pass, if taken, is anticipated to create 500 additional berths for passengers each day.
Speaking to TOI, a VRS professional said that HoG enables generating power from the locos (rail engines) rather than power generator automobiles for lighting fixtures and air-conditioning of LHB (Link Hofmann Busch) education trains.
Currently, there are around one or two powerful motors on the end of each teaching in every LHB rake in which the strength furnished to coaches is produced through a diesel generator.
Under the HoG machine, strength will be provided from overhead energy lines and disbursed in the course of the train.
“As according to our inner tips, the new HoG may be used on LHB training trains from October. This will no longer handiest allow trains to shed themselves of the power cars, accommodate greater coaches, but will also shop power,” the senior railway reliable said.
According to railway officials, an energy automobile wishes almost 65 to 70 liters of diesel in keeping with an hour in air-conditioned coaches. The railway spends nearly Rs 1. Five crores to Rs 2 crore annually on each electric vehicle.
“By getting rid of the energy automobile from the teach, we will add a passenger educate in its place as a consequence growing the variety of berths with outgrowing the duration of the train,” the railway professional defined.
According to specialists, the use of HoG technology is green as there are no smoke or noise pollutants and it additionally allows decreasing carbon emissions by 700 mt in step with the year in step with teaching. Currently, the New Delhi to Mumbai Rajdhani Express has this era.