The Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority will take up development works to provide a facelift to Tuni town and surroundings that are a part of the Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region (VMR).

VUDA Vice-Chairman V.N. Vishnu on Thursday announced that funds to the tune of Rs.10 crores would be spent in phases to implement the town development plans and area development in Tuni municipality. He visited the town to see for himself the current status and to assess future needs.

The Vice-Chairman said Tuni town had the potential and resources to become one of the prominent ‘growth centres’ in the extended area of VUDA.

Being one of the major junctions on the highway next to Visakhapatnam city Tuni has great scope to grow as a valuable commercial centre in the region. VUDA would take the lead in designing and implementing the development works to promote basic amenities and infrastructure.

Focus on infrastructure

Mr. Vishnu directed the officials of the Tuni Municipality and VUDA to prepare plans and proposals. VUDA will spend Rs.10 crores of funds by way of works to improve infrastructure facilities such as master plan roads, drainage, parks, stadium and solid waste management, dumping yard etc.

Tuni Municipal Commissioner U. Sarada Devi submitted details of ongoing and proposed works to the Vice-Chairman.

Mr. Vishnu inspected the proposed shopping complexes by the municipality at Gollapeta and Rythu Bazaar junctions. He also examined the plans submitted for construction of an apartment at R.S. Peta in G+4 model.

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