Gadkari assures big boost for highways in TS

V Rishi Kumar Hyderabad | Updated on January 19, 2018

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari

DPRs for two expressways to Bangalore, Amaravati

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari today announced a number of road projects with a total outlay of over Rs 40,800 crore, including two expressways from Hyderabad to Bangalore and Amaravati.

A detailed project report for development of Expressways between Hyderabad and Bangalore (550 km) and Hyderabad and Vijayawada (Amaravati 270 km), with potential investment outlay of Rs 16,000 crore will soon be prepared. Apart from that about Rs 25,000 crore would be invested in development of highways in the State, he said.

Speaking to reporters here today, the Union Minister said that the Centre was open to considering more projects if proposed by the State, in addition to some of the already under consideration projects. He said that the investment number is yet to be finalised as this could go up depending upon other proposals.

Gadkari, who had a luncheon meeting with the State Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, assured him all necessary support in taking up more highway projects in the State.

Responding to TS Government request to support the development of inland waterways, Gadkari said that the NDA Government was keen on development of waterways and assured to look into the proposals made by the State. A dry port is under consideration for development in Telangana.

The Centre was considering a multi-modal hub on Godavari, which will have a dry port, national highway network connectivity and inland waterway connection.

He was in Telangana to formally lay the foundation stone for four-lane highway project between Yadadri and Warangal section of national highway and inauguration of a major bridge across river Godavari on Hyderabad-Bhoopalapatanam section of National Highway 163 at Madikonda village of Warangal.

Published on January 04, 2016

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