Naidu plans Rayalaseema-Amaravati express way

  • Cost put at Rs 27,635 cr

Vijayawada:A�In tune with his vision of constructing the grand global city ofA�AmaravatiA�as a�?Peoplea��s Capital,a�?A�Chief MinisterA�N Chandrababu Naidu has vowed to make the capital city accessible to every person even from the remotest village in Andhra Pradesh.

As part of this gigantic task of providing connectivity between the proposed capital and all parts of the state, the state government is contemplating a 6/4 lane Expressway from Rayalaseema to Amaravati at a cost of Rs. 27,635 crores.

A�a�?It is going to be the first of its kind experiment in the country. Amaravati is the heart of the Sunrise State of Andhra Pradesh and it is going to be lifeline for every nook and corner of the state. My objective is to ensure that people from any corner of the state will be able to reach the capital city without any hassles,a�? theA�Chief Minister said in an open letter to the people.

Naidu had a brief teleconference withA� Minister for MA&UDA� Dr. P. Narayana, and top officials,A� B. Sambob, Special Chief Secretary, T, R&B; Sateesh Chandra, Special Chief Secretary to CM; Lakshmi Pardhasaradhi, CMD/Amaravati Development Corporation;A� Ajay Jain, Principal Secretary, Energy, I&I & CRDA; Sridhar Cherukuri, Commissioner, CRDA,

The Chief Minister stressed the need for all round development of the state and placing Amaravati in top 10 Global Cities in future with an ultimate objective toA� conduct prestigious Olympics in Amaravati. Later, he wrote an open letter toA�the people which was released by Ajay Jain.

TheA�Rayalaseema Expressway is proposed to be designed for a speed of 120 Kmph with straight alignments. Tunnels and Viaducts are proposed to be constructed to negotiate hilly terrains and valley sections. To speed up the construction of this road project and to put it on a fast trackA� the CM has directed to set up five separate Land Acquisition Units and a forest cell for processing all the required clearances with regard to de-reservation of forest land. District Collectors are requested to quickly get the alignment surveyed and arrive at the details of extent of government land/private land required and procurement of land either through land pooling or land acquisition mechanisms.

The state government is also contemplating to avail the rich experience of the global experts includingA�Spain which has conducted Olympics previously. Antoni Vives, Ex-Deputy mayor ofA�BarcelonaA�CityA�(Spain), which has hosted the Olympics, to share his experience with Government of AP to make Amaravati as an Olympic City. -NSS

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