Roads across four ST constituencies being expanded
The major roads in the Agency areas across the four Scheduled Tribes constituencies of the district are set for maximum expansion, with the stage set for calling of tenders after the proposals costing Rs.430 crore have been given a close look by officials concerned.
Kothagudem: The major roads in the Agency areas across the four Scheduled Tribes constituencies of the district are set for maximum expansion, with the stage set for calling of tenders after the proposals costing Rs.430 crore have been given a close look by officials concerned.
Tenders for taking up seven road works spread over 151.9 km in Bhadrachalam, Yellandu, Pinapaka and Ashwaraopet constituencies are to be called shortly. The officials have sent a report on these proposals to the authorities of National Institute of Technology(NIT)-Warangal. The report has to get approvals from the technical departments.
As many as 11 roads, spread over 87.14 km costing Rs.92.62crore being spent from the Road Development Fund, are at various stages of completion. Besides, four highways of 35.09 km are being laid at a cost of Rs.34 crore under the Central Road Fund. Various stages of work of four highways costing Rs.17.10 crore being financed by NABARD is also going on.
As many as 123 road works spread over 801.13 km costing Rs.11.31 crore have been sanctioned by NABARD, RDF, MGNREGS and LW in the recent past. Of these works, payments pertaining to 72 works costing Rs.30.73 crore have already been made. As many as 36 works costing Rs.37.60 crore are at various stages of construction.
Meanwhile, the internal highway works from Kothagudem to Mylaram have been stopped for not getting clearance from the Forest Department. Roads in the four mandals after the formation of the Bhadradri-Kothagudem district are being modernised from single line to double line.
For this purpose, a 28.90-km-long highway is being built at a cost of Rs.51.50 crore. This work has reached the final stage, R & B department officials told The Hans India.
According to officials, among the newly formed Chunchupalli, Karakagudem, Allapalli, Annapureddypalli and Sujatanagar mandals, the roads are yet to be constructed to link with the mandal headquarters of Allapalli and Annapureddipalli mandals.
They have submitted proposals to build a 54-km highway costing Rs.100 crore. Referring to the expanding highway/roads networks, Roads and Buildings Minister Tummala Nageswar Rao said that if they were completed, the district would get a prominent place in the State.
Speaking to The Hans India here on Friday, he said that that since the formation of Telangana State in 2014, roads were being expanded after chalking out special plans. The roads include those from Basara to Bhadrachalam, he added.