Gadkari unveils Rs 50000 crore AP road projects

first_imgThe Centre is taking up road projects worth more than Rs 50,000 crore in Andhra Pradesh, including an Outer Ring Road (ORR) at Vijayawada, where the State’s new capital city is coming up.Announcing this here today, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said these new schemes, which include 392 km of national highways, are in addition to similar projects worth more than Rs 15,000 crore which are already going on in the State ruled by TDP-BJP alliance. Also Read – Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra damHe was speaking after laying the foundation stone for a six-lane fly-over at the famous Kanaka Durga temple here and three other ventures.“The cost of new projects is Rs 50,560 crore. Already, work is going on projects worth Rs 15,000 crore. So, today, Rs 65,000 crore is to be given to the State of Andhra Pradesh from the federal Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modiji,” Gadkari said.He declared different road projects in AP as national highways. “Today, you are expecting some new announcement from me. A 180 km Outer Ring Road around Vijayawada will be built with tentative cost of Rs 20,000 crore.”last_img

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