Several main roads in the town and its surrounding areas are poised to get a facelift with the civic body in collaboration with the allied government departments embarking on a major infrastructure development initiative with a thrust on the development of gram panchayats those recently merged with Khammam Municipal Corporation.
According to official sources, the project envisages widening of the bypass road from Nayabazar college centre to FCI godowns, the main road from Yellendu cross roads to Pandurangapuram and the Suryapet-Aswaraopet main road from Yellendu cross roads to Sri Sri Circle at an estimated cost of Rs 12.6 crore. The move to widen the existing roads has been necessitated in view of the multi-fold increase in the traffic volume and recurring problem of traffic congestion as well as mishaps in the corporation limits. Khammam municipality was upgraded into corporation in October last year. As many as nine gram panchayats were merged with Khammam Municipal Corporation during the fag end of last year. Consequent to the decision, the civic body has drawn up a multi-focal action plan under the aegis of Collector Siddharth Jain, who is also the special officer of the corporation, to improve infrastructure facilities mainly roads under the corporation limits. Road widening as well as protected drinking water scheme works have already been launched in the town as envisaged by the action plan, sources said.
The road infrastructure development works are expected to be completed by Ugadi festival.