Amaravati-Anantapur Expressway to be ready in two years

Vijayawada, January 31: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu today directed officials to finalise alignment of Amaravati-Anantapur Express Highway within a week.

At a review meeting on the highway, he said that the government is keen on completing this project within two years.

The Chief Minister mentioned that the Amaravati-Anantapur Highway is the first greenfield project and asked the officials to scrutinize the proposal and complete the land acquisition for the project.

The government is also planning to lay a railway line beside the highway, the Chief Minister said.

He advised Joint Secretary to CMO,  Rajamouli to write letters to the concerned officials and to central ministers for speedy implementation of the expressway.

It was also decided to formulate special units in five districts to oversee the construction of the expressway.

The Chief Minister told the National Highway Authority officials present in the review meeting to complete all the ongoing highway works in the state as per schedule.

Naidu also wanted the officials  to complete the construction of the much-awaited Kanaka Durga Temple Flyover so that it could be inaugurated on August 15.

 During the meeting the Chief Minister also reviewed the Benz circle flyover plan. He suggested that the flyover should connect to five different junctions and that a design for the same should be considered.

He opined that the geometric design of proposed national highway between Raipur-Visakha-Bhavanapadu has many curves and asked officials to avoid the same.

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