New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Thursday laid the foundation stones for 8 National Highway Projects worth Rs 3000 Crore in Rajamahendravaram, Andhra Pradesh.
“Once the projects are completed, they will provide green field road connectivity to Kakinada SEZ, SEZ Port, Fishing Harbour and Kakinada Anchorage Port, which will smoothen the export of rice, sea food, oil meals, iron-ore, bio-fuel, granite etc. through Kakinada Port,” Ministry of Road Transport & Highways said in a statement on Thursday.
The Minister said the road projects include construction of 5 flyovers at Kaikaram, Morampudi, Undarajavaram, Tetali & Jonnada.
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After the project completes, it would provide hassle-free and safe traffic movement for places like Namavaram, Satellite City, Mandapeta, Ramchandrapuram, Kakinada, Undarajavaram, Nidadavolu, Tanuku Town and Kaikaram, the statement said, adding that special safety features will be ensured for the rectification of blackspots.
The minister said the other 3 projects that include 4-laning of Vakalapudi-Uppada-Annavaram & Samarlakota-Achampeta Junction and construction of 2-lane with paved shoulders from Rampachodavaram to Koyyuru will provide road connectivity to religious locations such as Samarlakota, Annavaram Bikkavolu, Ryali & Pithapuram.
The project would also provide road connectivity to tribal areas such as Araku & Lambasinghi and important tourist destinations of Andhra Pradesh such as Arakku Valley & Caves.
It would also provide safe, better and fast intra-state connectivity through Kakinada and Alluri Sitharama districts, the minister added.