Defence Minister A.K. Antony has said that the Ministry of Defence has accorded ‘Approval-in-Principle’ for mutual exchange of 6,480 Sq. m of Defence (Navy) land with the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation land of equal value at Mudasarlova or Malkapuram to facilitate widening of the road for the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) project.


In response to a letter from Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry D. Purandeswari, he said that action to work out details, signing of MoU and obtaining Cabinet approval was to be taken up with the concerned authorities.