Expedite Hyderabad-Amaravatigreenfield expressway, Centre urged

Meet reviews status of implementation of AP Reorganisation Act

The Andhra Pradesh government has requested the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to issue an advisory to prepare a detailed project report on expansion of Hyderabad-Vijayawada highway (NH-65) from four lane to six lane as the traffic threshold has been attained. It has also requested for steps to expedite Hyderabad-Amaravati greenfield expressway.

The request was made at the high-level meeting which was convened to review the status of implementation of the provisions under the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014.

The meeting discussed the provision made in the Reorganisation Act for setting up an integrated steel plant in Khammam district and YSR district of Andhra Pradesh. The Ministry of Steel informed the participants that the Telangana government was yet to suggest an alternative site for the steel plant as requested by the Ministry. The Andhra Pradesh government, on its part, had not submitted the G2 survey report required for finalisation of report by MECON. The AP government informed that submission of the report would take time and the Ministry had accordingly asked it to submit the report as soon as possible.

Rail connectivity

In respect of rapid rail connectivity from Amaravati to Hyderabad and other important cities of Telangana, the Union Ministry said it had received request from the Andhra Pradesh government seeking sharing of cost of conversion of single line ( 56.53 km new broad gauge single line Errupalem-Nambur via Amaravati) to double line.

The Telangana government has expressed concern that of the 35 highways recommended by it, only 13 had been notified as national highways. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, however, explained that some policy decisions were under consideration for the national highways in this regard.

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