Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday inaugurated and inaugurated the 16 National Highway projects.
new Delhi. The movement of people and goods will be more smooth in Andhra Pradesh. Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday inaugurated and inaugurated the 16 National Highway projects. At the same time, 1411 km national highway will be ready at a cost of Rs 15592 crore in Andhra Pradesh. Before the arrival of the Modi government at the Center i.e. before May 2014, Andhra Pradesh had a network of only 4193 km long national highways. In the last six years, it has increased by 66 percent to 6860 km.
After 2014, 2667 km of new highways have been constructed in Andhra Pradesh. There is also a target to complete several national highway projects in Andhra Pradesh by the year 2024 at a cost of Rs 34,100 crore. These projects are at the level of detailed project report i.e. DPR. Not only this, work of many road projects is in progress at a cost of about Rs 25,440 crore. The Union Minister informed that 50-60 percent of the works of projects worth Rs 18,100 crore have been completed. Nitin Gadkari invited the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh to come to Delhi to resolve the pending issues related to the road projects of Andhra Pradesh. The central government has appealed to the state government to speed up the process of giving compensation for land acquisition and in cases related to toll plazas.
5000 km NH is being prepared in Andhra Pradesh under Bharatmala project
There is a common saying that in a country which has better road connectivity, the economy of that country is also very strong. On the basis of this fact, from the very first day, the Modi government has been working hard to strengthen the road infrastructure in the country. Under the Bharatmala Project, 35 thousand km of national highways are being built in the country. A 5000 km national highway in Andhra Pradesh is also being developed under this project. Apart from this, 400 km port connectivity road will also be constructed in the state. The 335 km Anantapur-Amravati Expressway is being constructed under this project. About 20 thousand crore rupees will be invested in the construction of this expressway. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari hoped that this would increase connectivity in the state’s capital region, coastal region and northern regions and also strengthen the economy.
Work is going on on these road projects in Andhra Pradesh
The work of 637 km long road projects costing Rs 8306 crore will be completed in this financial year, out of which 8 projects costing Rs 3850 crore, 150 km long are being developed by NHAI. While 19 projects of 487 km long are being prepared by the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways at a cost of Rs 4456 crore. Not only this, the contract for 535 km long road projects will be awarded this year at a cost of Rs 11,712 crore, out of which 217 km road project costing Rs 9071 crore will be prepared by NHAI. While the work of 318 km long 9 road projects will be completed by the Ministry of Roads, Transport and Highways at a cost of Rs 2642 crore.
The work of 2371 km long road projects in Andhra Pradesh at a cost of Rs 34133 crore is on DPR stage. Out of this, 713 km road costing Rs 19559 crore is to be built by NHAI and 1254 km long roads costing Rs 70070 crore and 1254 km long road costing Rs 7570 crore will be built by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has appealed to the central government to give priority to the construction of 8 roads in the state.