Visakhapatnam, February 3: Union Minister for Information and Public Relations and Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu today said roads and highways in Andhra Pradesh will be developed at a cost of Rs. 1 lakh crores.
Speaking after inauguration of the Vishakha Utsav here, he said that Centre is setting up a petro corridor in Andhra Pradesh soon at a cost of Rs. 1.27 lakh crores.
The Union Minister also said that Navaratna companies are earning Rs. 6.50 lakh crores in Andhra Pradesh.
Venkaih Naidu further said that the Union government has fulfilled the assurances which were given to Andhra Pradesh in the State Reorganization Act and also gave a package of Rs. 2.28 lakhs crores for its development.
The Polavaram project in Andhra Pradesh is fully supported by the centre’s financial assistance. The Union government is also provided several Higher Educational institutions like AIMS, IIT, NIT, IIM, AIMS, Petroleum University, maritime university, National institute of Oceanography and Technology.
He noted that Visakhapatnam is endowed with natural resources and several tourist destinations can attract the world tourists.
The Union government also identified three smart cities in AP and 32 cities are being developed under AMRUTH Scheme. The Union Minister appealed to the people to preserve the cultural heritage and values of customs and traditions which were given by ancestors.
The three day cultural festival in Visakhapatnam will showcase jataras, flower shows, tribal and folk art forms of Telugu people.
Union Minister of state for science and technology and Earth Sciences Y. S. Chowdary, Several Ministers of Andhra Pradesh State, local MPs and MLAs participated in this Utsav.