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Jagan government clears Express Highway file

Jagan government clears Express Highway file
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By signing the first file pertaining to construction of Anantapur Express Highway, the new government led by Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has indicated that construction works related to the capital city of Amaravati would continue.

Amaravati: By signing the first file pertaining to construction of Anantapur Express Highway, the new government led by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has indicated that construction works related to the capital city of Amaravati would continue.

The chief minister urged the Centre to take steps to grant permission for the road project. The proposed Amaravati–Anantapur Express Highway is envisaged to be developed as Greenfield Access Controlled Expressway with 6/4 lane configuration.

The length of the expressway is around 600 km and it would provide connectivity between Amaravati to the backward Rayalaseema districts, covering Guntur, Prakasam, Ananthapur, Kurnool and Kadapa. The approximate cost of construction is Rs 27,635 crore.

The Expressway is proposed to be designed for a speed of 120 kmph with straight alignments. tunnels and viaducts to negotiate hilly terrains and valley sections.

The four-lane section of the highway will be having a width of 150 metres and six-lane portion will be 200 metres wide.

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