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Master plan for PCPIR between Vizag-Kakinada getting ready

Ch R. S. Sarma Visakhapatnam | Updated on March 24, 2013 Published on March 24, 2013

The Petroleum, Chemical and Petro-chemical Investment Region (PCPIR) between Visakhapatnam and Kakinada will preserve and safeguard the interests of the fishermen community and provisions are accordingly included in the master plan.

This was stated by Jayesh Ranjan, Managing Director of AP Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC), and Chairman of PCPIR.

At a meeting on road network in the PCPIR at Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority office here on Saturday, he said the master plan would carry the aspirations of all sections and the draft would be placed before the public soon.

Still certain technical issues addressing road connectivity and environment need to be included after a thorough study and the draft would be published after completing the process, he added.

The meeting was meant for interacting with the representatives of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant and GMR institutions since the proposed express highway would pass through their areas. The Chairman asked the representatives to extend all possible cooperation.

He said the file was with the Chief Minister and after getting his approval, arrangements would be made for making the master plan public.

Jayesh Ranjan told the officials to evolve the best policy for the benefit of fishermen communities as suggested by VUDA Vice-Chairman Yuvaraj.

Yuvaraj, also PCPIR Vice-Chairman, clarified that there would be no more land acquisition in the process of developing the PCPIR. Settlements would not be affected.

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Published on March 24, 2013
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