Focus on roads to Amaravati: Chandrababu Naidu
With the overall economic development of the capital city, more than 3 lakh direct and indirect jobs are expected to be created in next 8-10 years. The government’s proposed road connectivity to the capital city and the roads within the city will be designed keeping the future needs in mind. The Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu has directed the top officials of the power and infrastructure wings to make more facilities.
He stressed the need for establishment of hotels having national and international reputation, hospitals and universities at the earliest which would automatically boost economic development. In a teleconference conducted on Sunday, the CM has directed the officials to develop necessary roads to ensure less than 5-hour travel time from the capital to any district.
He underscored the need to exert special focus on laying the connectivity roads to Amaravati, especially the Anantapur-Amaravati Green-field Expressway which connects Rayalaseema to Amaravati. The CM will conduct a high-level meeting on infrastructure development in Amaravati on Dec. 27.
Minister for MA&UD Dr. P. Narayana, Chief Secretary S.P. Tucker, Special Chief Secretary (T&RB) B. Sambob, Amaravati Development Corporation (ADC) CMD Lakshmi Pardha saradhi, Special Chief Secretary to CM Sateesh Chandra, Principal Secretary to CM G. Sai Prasad, Principal Secretary (Energy, I&I & CRDA) Ajay Jain, CRDA commissioner Dr Cherukuri Sridhar and CRDA media advisor participated in the tele-conference.
Mr Sambob informed that the proposed 600 km of Amaravati – Anant-apur Express Highway is envisaged to be developed as a Greenfield Access Controlled Express way with 6/4 lane configuration with an investment of Rs 29,000 crore. It would provide connectivity between Amaravati and the backward Rayalaseema districts, covering Guntur, Prakasam, Anan-tapur, Kurnool and Kadapa.
To speed up the construction of this road project, five separate land acquisition units and a forest cell for processing all the required clearances with regard to de-reservation of forest land have been set up. Mr Ajay Jain informed the CM that prominent health and educational institutions like VIT, SRM University, Amrita University, Indo-UK Institute of Health are being set up. Top international schools have shown keen interest to set up their institutions in Amaravati.
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