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Centre to support AP road projects

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on March 12, 2018

The Centre will provide financial assistance to develop roads linking rural habitations and in left wing affected districts in Andhra Pradesh.

Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh informed the State Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy that Union Cabinet took important decisions regarding Prime Minister Grameena Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in Andhra Pradesh during meeting held on February 7.

A total of 5,470 habitations will benefit with the development of 6,597 km costing about Rs 3,570 crore. The decision of the Union Cabinet will benefit 2,681 left out habitations of 500 plus population as well as another 205 left out habitations of 250 plus population in Anantapur District in the State.

This approval follows the request of Chief Minister to the Union Minister in this regard.

The Union Cabinet has also decided to provide new connectivity to habitations of 100 to 249 population in left wing extremism affected blocks with provision of multi connectivity to complete missing links.

About 2,584 habitations will benefit in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, Warangal, Khammam, Karimnagar and Adilabad districts. They will be connected with an estimated cost of around Rs 3,204 crore, according to a statement from the Chief Minister`s Office.

>Rishikumar.vundi@thehindu.co.in

Published on February 12, 2013

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