Guntur: The proposed four-lane road to new capital Amaravati is creating apprehensions among the residents of the capital region villages. The locals of Undavalli, Penumaka, Venkatapalem and other villages of capital region worry that they would lose their lands and other properties due to the express highway proposal for Amaravati .
The locals of these villages have appealed the state government to construct the four-lane road adjacent to the Krishna river bund to avoid relocation of residential areas.
The CRDA proposed 64 km express highway with 200 feet wide road and further offered commercial, residential plots besides this express highway.
In addition to this, CRDA proposed main roads with 130-feet width and sub-roads and connecting roads with 40, 60 and 80 feet width. However, there is a need to construct an approach road to transport men and material to the construction sites, hence a four lane road from Kanakadurgamma Varadhi to Uddandara-yunipalem is proposed.
The four- lane road would start at Vijayawada-Chennai NH and would pass through Tadepalli, Undavalli, Penumaka, Krishnayapalem, Malkapuram, Velagapudi, Mandadam, Lingayapalem, to reach Seed Capital Uddand-arayunipalem.
S. Nageswara Rao and others from Krishnaya-palem, said that they have already lost their livelihood by pooling their lands, and are now facing hardships. Locals of Malk-apuram, Velagapudi and Mandadam urged the government to seek their opinion before going ahead on the project as it would adversly affect their lives.
Meanwhile, CRDA engineers said that the four lane road proposal has not materialized yet as it will take at least two months of time to conduct soil test, ground survey and design preparation to announce the final design of four lane road.
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