Vijayawada

GOI nod for ORR around VGT agglomeration

Draft map of proposed Vijayawada Outer Ring Road . Photo: By Arrangement.   | Photo Credit: HANDOUT_E_MAIL

The Government of India has in principle agreed to include the proposed Outer Ring Road (ORR) covering Vijayawada-Guntur-Tenali Agglomeration under the National Highway Development Project Phase VII.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways however said the inclusion of the 180-km ORR project is subject to condition that the Andhra Pradesh Government “agrees to provide land (Right of Way) free of encumbrances for the construction of the ORR” on the lines of the one at Hyderabad.

In an office memorandum, the Chief Engineer S.S. Nahar recalled the representation made by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu seeking sanction of Rs.19,700 crore required for the project.

The Chief Engineer in the office memo to the Prime Minister’s office referring to the request for “external connectivity infrastructure around the newly proposed capital city of Vijayawada” said that the eight-lane ORR with two-lane service roads round the VGT Agglomeration could be “considered” under NHDP Phase – VII.

A copy of the office memo was sent with a draft map to A.P.Government secretary for Transport and R&B Sam Bob.

The ORR in the draft map passes close to Guntur, Gudivada, Hanuman Junction, Mylavaram, Kanchikacherala and Tenali.

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ORR fundas

A.P. Government has to provide land for the construction

Naidu seeks sanction of Rs.19,700 crore required for the project.

ORR passes close to Guntur, Gudivada, Hanuman Junction, Mylavaram, Kanchikacherala and Tenali.

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