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AP govt plans industrial townships near new capital

Ch R S Sarma Vijayawada | Updated on January 08, 2018 Published on January 04, 2018

N Chandrababu Naidu

Amaravati-Anantapur expressway also planned at ₹2,500 cr

The Andhra Pradesh government is planning to develop two or three major industrial townships along the outer ring road around Amaravati, the new capital.

At a review meeting on Wednesday night, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu asked the officials to identify the government land and water availability to develop the industrial townships.

The six-lane outer ring road , covering 87 villages in Krishna and Guntur districts will connect the major State highways, national highways and important district roads. According to officials, the project cost for the outer ring road will be ₹17,761 crore and 3,400 hectares of land will be needed for it.

The inner ring road will cover 30 villages in the two districts and, in the first phase, 97 km of road will be laid. Officials also apprised the Chief Minister of the expressway connecting Amaravati and Anantapur, which will make the capital more accessible from Rayalaseema, and the funds needed for the purpose.

They requested Naidu to release ₹2,500 crore for land acquisition. The 400-km expressway passes through Guntur, Prakasam, Kadapa, Kurnool and Anantapur districts. Industrial parks are also planned along the major expressway. Naidu instructed the officials to prepare the proposals within a month.

Published on January 04, 2018
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