The four-lane road will spur development of Bheemunipatnam, says Ganta Srinivasa Rao

Minister for Infrastructure and Investments Ganta Srinivasa Rao on Saturday laid the foundation stone for widening of the stretch between Ramadri and Bheemunipatnam as part of the four-lane work of the Visakhapatnam-Bheemunipatnam Beach Road taken up at a cost of Rs.65 crore.

RTC complex sanctioned

Addressing a public meeting at Mangamaripeta on the occasion, the Minister lauded the initiative taken by Bheemunipatnam MLA M. Srinivasa Rao for securing Rs.675 crore worth development works in his constituency. It was his efforts in convincing the Chief Minister that had resulted in the sanctioning of the road widening work. A small RTC Complex was also sanctioned at Tagarapuvalasa and the foundation for it would also be laid in the near future.

The Minister expressed the view that the four-lane road would spur the development of Bheemunipatnam. He said that tourism projects at an estimated cost of Rs.50 crore have been launched on the Beach Road.

Rajya Sabha Member T. Subbarami Reddy said he would be in the forefront in meeting the demands of the people of Bheemunipatnam.

MLA Srinivasa Rao recalled his efforts in alleviating the problems in his constituency. He said a junior college and hospital were set up at Madhurawada and foundation stone for an RTC complex would soon be laid at Tagarapuvalasa.

At a separate programme, the Bheemunipatnam MLA laid foundation for development works at Madhurawada. Works pertaining to development of VUDA Master Plan Roads from NH-16 to Navodaya junction via Bakkannapalem and NH-16 to Madhurawada to Kapuluppada via Nagarampalem and drain works and central divider works on Pothinamallayapalem road were among the proposed works.

The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) has to prepare and finalise the Road Development Plan for the newly proposed Master Plan Roads. The works will be initiated soon. GVMC Commissioner M.V. Satyanarayana, VUDA Chief Engineer I. Viswanatha Rao, Executive Engineer M. Appanna, GVMC Chief Engineer B. Jayarami Reddy and Zonal Commissioner N. Sivaji participated.

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