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Amaravati, Nov 22 (UNI) The Roads and Buildings department of Andhra Pradesh government proposed to develop 3,729 kms long single lane roads and 789 intermediate state highways as double lane roads at a cost of Rs 855 crore.
Reviewing the progress of widening of National Highways here on Thursday, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu held a teleconference with District Collectors and directed them to complete the land acquisition in Anantapur, Kurnool, Prakasam and Guntur districts for widening of roads immediately.
He directed the district Collectors to complete the land acquisition for Amaravati-Anantapur express highway too.
The Chief Minister directed the R&B officials to take possession of Krishna bund road connecting Vijayawada to Avanigadda to develop the road further to improve economic activity and tourism in the region
Stating that the Diviseema is a beautiful place with backwaters, mangroves and Krishna river confluence point at Hamsaladeevi, Mr Naidu said that officials should explore the opportunities to develop the area as an International tourist destination.
He advised the officials to transform all the state and National Highways as pothole-free by end of this month.
Mr Naidu warned the officials of serious action, if any potholes noticed on the roads.
Special Chief Secretary Neerab Kumar Prasad gave a presentation on the progress of development of R&B roads.
He said an action plan was prepared for Rs 855 crore proposal to take up roads with traffic density.
Regarding state highways, a goal was set to widen 3,729 km of single lane state highways, 789 km of intermediate and State highways and to reconstruct dilapidated bridges to ensure safe flow of traffic.
The National Highway officials said that the construction of Kanaka Durga flyover bridge would be completed by March 2019.
The Chief Minister asked the officials to beautify the flyover as iconic bridge with beautiful designing.
Minister for Roads and Buildings Ch Ayyanna Patrudu and other officials were present.
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