NHAI undertakes 18 projects worth `15,000 cr in State

NHAI undertakes 18 projects worth `15,000 cr in State
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Union Minister for Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari in reply to a question by YSRCP MP V Vijayasai Reddy in RS, says the Centre is also taking up 3...

Union Minister for Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari in reply to a question by YSRCP MP V Vijayasai Reddy in RS, says the Centre is also taking up 38 projects for development, connectivity and two-lane highways along with the expansion of National Highways at a cost of Rs 10,000 crore

New Delhi: Union Minister for Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari here on Monday said that National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) had undertaken 18 national highway projects in Andhra Pradesh at an estimated cost of Rs 15,000 crore.

Responding to a query by YSRCP MP V Vijayasai Reddy in Rajya Sabha, the Minister said, in a written reply, the Central government had undertaken 38 projects for development, connectivity, two-lane highways along with the expansion and development of national highways at the cost of Rs 10,000 crore.

The NHAI has taken over the construction of national highways and handed over the remaining 38 projects to the State PWD. Work on the national highway projects is ongoing, and most of these will be completed this year, he said.

In his reply, he detailed the details of the projects undertaken for the expansion and development of national highways in Andhra Pradesh. One of these is the six-lane bypass road, which runs from Gollapudi near Vijayawada across the Krishna river bridge to Chinakakakni. Another 30-km bypass road from Gollapudi to Chinna Avutapalli is under construction. These two projects are being implemented under the Bharatamala Pariyojana project and will facilitate traffic between Kolkata-Chennai and Kolkata-Hyderabad. This project dramatically reduces traffic burden on Vijayawada city.

In addition to this, a new six-lane road is to be constructed between Gundugolanu, Devarapalli and Kovur. Also, the Chilakaluripeta bypass Road will be widened for six lanes. The 112 km stretch between Giddalur-Vinukonda will be expanded into two lanes.he said

A six-lane road is being constructed from Kalaparru to Chinnavutpalli bypassing Hanuman Junction. The Minister said four lanes would be developed for the emergency landing of the aircrafts in the Chilakaluripeta-Nellore division.

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