Land acquisition for Amaravati-Anantapur Expressway in 3 months

Vijayawada, February 7: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu today directed the officials to complete land acquisition for Amaravati-Anantapur express highway within three months so that the project could be completed by 2019.

The project consultants gave a presentation on the designs of proposed express highway to connect Amaravati capital city to Bangalore. They made changes in the alignment as per the directions of the chief minister. The connecting Kadapa-Kurnool roads were designed to prevent passage through forest area.

Addressing a review meeting on development of roads, the Chief Minister said that the express highway should be straight and final designs should be submitted in 15 days.

Naidu asked the officials to appoint special teams for land acquisition. He advised the railway officials to plan for developing a speed track along with the express highway.

Capital Regional Development Authority (CRDA) commissioner Sridhar gave a presentation on the proposed 195 km outer ring road of Amaravati with the changes in alignment.

With these changes in alignment, the distance of tunnel near Mylavaram came down to 4.5 km from 7.5 km earlier.

Naidu suggested to the officials to design eight-lane outer ring road to meet the future demands instead of six-lane road. He said an economic city could be developed near Paritala and Krosuru in 5,000 acres of land with the presence of water front in the area.

The chief minister asked the railway authorities to plan for a railway line along with the Amaravati outer ring road. He enquired the officials over proposed 372 km Chennai-Visakhapatnam industrial corridor to be developed with the assistance of Asian Development Bank.

The Chief Minister said that the three proposed outer ring roads including Tirupati-Vaikuntamala, Visakha-Soundaryamala and Amaravati-Boudhamala should be connected to the Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial corridor road.

He said Rs.1202 crore would be allotted for interior area connectivity roads. An agency would be floated and a retired police officer would be appointed project director to speed up the works.

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