CM Jagan seeks Gadkari\'s help to finish key road projects
VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy has met Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on the second day of his two-day Delhi visit and held discussions on key road projects in the state.
The chief minister requested the Union minister to extend support to the Visakhapatnam - Bhogapuram beach corridor project for providing better connectivity and boosting tourism. Officials are preparing better plans for the project as directed by Gadkari during his recent visit to the state, the CM said.
YSRC MPs Vijayasai Reddy and Mithun Reddy accompanied the CM during the meeting with Gadkari. Jagan, concluding his two visits, returned to Tadepalli on Wednesday.
Jagan said the construction works of western bypass in Vijayawada are on a brisk pace and urged the Union minister to link this road to the CRDA grid Road. The state government has identified the lands and is ready to give this for the Multi Model Logistic Park related to Vijayawada western bypass, he said, and urged Gadkari to help prepare DPR and move ahead. He also urged the Centre to prepare the DPR and expedite the works related to the Vijayawada eastern bypass.
Jagan said the Central Transportation Department has sanctioned 20 ROBs for the state and urged the Union minister to sanction another 17 ROBs for the state. The CM requested the Union Minister to take steps for the construction of 1,723km of national highways connecting various tourist destinations, industrial nodals and special economic zones in the state.
He also pleaded for the construction of these roads connecting the centers of the newly formed districts.
The state tourism department has sent proposals for construction of 14 rope ways across the state, of which two were approved, he said, and requested the Union minister to approve the remaining proposals.