Master plan for petro-chem investment region getting ready

Our Bureau 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, according to Jayesh Ranjan, Managing Director of the AP Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) and Chairman of PCPIR.

At a meeting on road network in 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. 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 representatives of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant and GMR Institutions since the proposed express highway would pass through their areas. The Chairman asked representatives to extend all possible cooperation.

He said the file was with the Chief Minister seeking clearance and after his approval arrangements would be made for making the master plan public. Jayesh Ranjan told officials to evolve the best policy for the benefit of fishermen communities as suggested by VUDA Vice- Chairman Yuvaraj.

Yuvaraj, VUDA Vice-Chairman as well as of PCPIR, 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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