Four-lane road to Andhra Pradesh new capital soon

Widened road will help in smoother shifting of construction material to Amaravati

Guntur: The APCRDA has proposed a new four-lane road to Amaravati, the new capital from Kanakadurga Varadhi bridge on NH-5. Work on the new capital would commence on October 22.

The present road to Amaravati is single lane and would pose hurdles in shifting of construction material. Hence, APCRDA has planned to construct the four lane road. Besides this, the proposed four lane road would connect all riverfront villages on the banks of the River Krishna.

There is a shortcut on the Karakatta (flood wall) of Krishna River that helps users reach Tullur and Amaravati. Earlier, it was suggested to turn this into a four lane road but as AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu plans to stay in Lingamaneni guesthouse, officials raised security concerns. Further, the APCRDA is planning to construct the four lane road besides Varadhi connecting Tadepalli, Undavalli, Penumaka, Malkapuram, Mandadam, Lingayapalem, Tallayapalem and Tullur.

The Vijayawada-Chennai and Vijayawada-Guntur railway line comes between Varadhi and Tadepalli on the proposed four lane road so a flyover cum rail over bridge has been proposed to avoid frequent stopping of traffic. About 500 trains, including goods trains pass through each day at Tadepalli railway gate.

A trader from Tadepalli D. Hanumantha Rao said that there is a rail underpass for city buses and other vehicles. But, he opined that a flyover would be the best solution. Besides this, about ten turns on the Vijayawada-Amaravati road at Undavalli, Penumaka and other villages is frustrating the public. There are sand quarries at Undavalli, Rayapudi and other areas and frequent passing of sand lorries is already causing traffic jams.

Amaravati Development Authority chairman J. Veeranjaneyulu said that a four lane road will boost heritage tourism of anci-ent Undavalli caves, Malkapuram temple, medieval Amareswara Swamy temple, Kotilinga Kshetram of Tallyapalem and Dhyana Buddha project at Amaravati. He said that a four lane road will provide road connectivity to riverfront villages where no city buses go currently.

The APCRDA has issued notices inviting bids for construction of four lane road from Kanakadurga Varadhi to new capital Amaravati. APCRDA commissioner N. Srikanth said that the proposed four lane road will start from Varadhi on Vijayawada-Chennai national highway, will touch Tadepalli and other riverfront villages and would conclude at new capital Amaravati. Mr Srikanth said that APCRDA is seeking detailed project report about the proposed road, including soil exploration, designs, drawings and required land for acquisition for four lane constructions.

Andhra Pradesh new capital to have 27 sectors

CRDA vice-chairman and minister for municipal administration P. Narayana, said there would be 27 sectors in the new capital Amaravati with each sector spread in 5,000 acres. He was addressing the press on Wednesday night at Guntur. He assured that all basic amenities including 40/60/80 feet width roads would be provided in the reconstituted colonies for the better living of the people.

Admitting some delay in the capital works due to recent Rajahmundry Pushkaralu, Mr Narayana said that the opposition parties were pinpointing at the delay and trying to provoke the locals of the capital region. He said that the reconstituted colonies would come up in 10,000 acres and distribution of commercial and residential plots would be started immediately after starting of capital construction works.

The minister asked the farmers to stop cultivation activity to clear the farmlands to start capital construction works. He announced that Uddandarayu-nipalem, Tallayapalem and Lingayapalem would not be relocated but will be developed in the Seed Capital. He further announced that the CRDA will offer LPS package like patta lands to Lanka (island) lands and soon the island lands would be pooled. Responding on the issues of assigned farmers, he said that after thorough inquiry, LPS package would be offered to assigned lands.

Mr Narayana announced that the CRDA will implement Land Acquisition Act to collect rest of lands from anti-LPS farmers of various villages of the capital region. Mentioning about the benefits of LPS, he once appealed to anti-LPS farmers to pool their lands under LPS to CRDA to get good benefits in the future. He announced that ground clearance works of the pooled lands would be launched on August 6 and asked to avoid cultivation activities strictly. The minister conducted a review meeting with the CRDA officials in which Tadikonda MLA T. Sravankumar, district collector Kantilal Dande, and others participated.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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