The Central government has approved the expansion of the Hyderabad-Vijayawada national highway at ₹545 crore. It includes laying a six-lane road from LB Nagar to Malkapur and another six-lane service road on both sides, besides underpasses at nine locations. The Centre will provide funding for this project.
The road from LB Nagar to Malkapur will be laid as a complete six-lane road along the Outer Ring Road Junction. A service road of seven km will also be laid from Outer Junction to Kothagudem and while the service road between Malkapur and Kothagudem would not be laid as the area is completely rural. Underpasses will be built at Vanasthalipuram, Panama, Hayatnagar, PeddaAmberpet, Koheda Junction, Kavadipally Junction, Abdullapurmet, Inanguda, and Batasingaram allowing locals to travel easily on service roads.