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City revs up for nightlife

City revs up for nightlife
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Administration in the city is making all efforts to keep Vijayawada young and vibrant at night. City Police on Tuesday opened a food court in the sprawling Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium.

Denizens can hangout at the food court till 2 am

Administration in the city is making all efforts to keep Vijayawada young and vibrant at night. City Police on Tuesday opened a food court in the sprawling Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium. These stalls will serve food till 2 am.

District Collector M Raghunandana Rao, City Police Commissioner AB Venkateswara Rao, joint collector J Murali, Municipal Commissioner C Hari Kiran, sub-collector S Nagalakshmi and other officials formally inaugurated the venue.


They enjoyed the food at night along with dozens of citizens on the first day. Both the District Collector and Police Commissioner concurred that a decision was taken to open this court to provide food for people coming into the city by buses and trains at odd hours.”

“The city gets buses and trains all through the night and passengers need not wait in the railway or bus station till morning to reach their homes. They can get into any auto or even walk on the city roads along with their families without fear,” Venkateswara Rao said assuring total security for people in the city roads even at night.

Officials added that they would also allow food courts at Kaleswararao Market in the next phase. The availability of food courts will create confidence among people and make the city vibrant at night. The officials have proposed to allow the operation of restaurants and eateries all through the night selectively at the important junctions at a later stage. The food court at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium complex serves chat, soft drinks, ice creams, noodles, idly, mirchi bajjis, mysore bajjis and other snacks that are the favourites of the night birds. Interestingly, officials have also taken steps to ensure that quality is not compromised at the food court. Food inspectors will keep a vigil on these stalls on regular base, besides the police keeping a vigil on security for the people visiting the stalls at night.

By: D Gopi

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