15 Anna Canteens to function from today

The much-awaited Anna Canteens will be launched on Wednesday in about 15 locations in Visakhapatnam as a part of the first phase of the Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department initiative.

Of a total 25 proposed canteens, GVMC will be setting up 15 canteens near Government Regional Eye Hospital, MVP Rythu Bazaar, Sriharipuram, Mulagada, Chittivalasa, Nammidoddi, Marripalem and near NTR Hospital at Anakapalle, among other areas.

Token system

GVMC officials said the canteens will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner at a cost of Rs. 5 per meal. A token system will be introduced to facilitate hassle-free functioning of the canteens.

Apart from Visakhapatnam, the authorities said the first phase of Anna Canteens will be launched in Vijayawada (5), Nellore (3), Guntur (3), Chittoor (1), among other regions. About 71 urban local bodies have been identified to facilitate Anna Canteens across the State.

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