Staff Reporter

VIJAYAWADA: District collector Peeyush Kumar inspected the ongoing Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and Indiramma urban housing works in the city on Thursday.

Stating that the bridges across Eluru canal near Sitannapeta, bridge across Ryves canal near Macahvaram and a bridge on Eluru connecting Devi Nagar and Madhura Nagar, and bridge across Budameru drain, were aimed at easing traffic congestion and problems in the city, he asked the officials to speed up works. He also inspected works at Gunadala near Foot Bridge across Budameru, and asked the officials to prepare estimates for constructing a new foot bridge as the existing one was very old.

Later, he inspected the housing works taken up under Basic Services for Urban Poor (BSUP) of JNNURM programme at Vambay Colony and Jakkampudi and directed the officials to speed up construction as the people evicted from Budameru drain would have to be rehabilitated.

Mr. Peeyush Kumar wanted the VGTMUDA to complete the inner ring road, which is being constructed from Y.V. Rao estates to Pipula Road centre, works at the earliest to solve the traffic problems in the city.

Municipal Commissioner P. S. Pradyumna, VGTMUDA Vice Chairman Y.S.B.S. Vittal and others were present.