The Prime Minister launched nine road projects worth ₹17,433 crore during his recent visit to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
In Andhra Pradesh, he launched ₹15,233 crore projects including laying the foundation stone of six-lane 100-km access-controlled greenfield Raipur- Visakhapatnam Economic Corridor of NH-130CD to be built at a cost of ₹3,778 crore with a provision for expansion to 10-lane in future. It is expected to be completed by October 2024. The corridor will provide faster connectivity between various industrial nodes of Chhattisgarh and Odisha to Visakhapatnam Port and Chennai - Kolkata National Highway and will also improve connectivity to tribal and backward areas of AP and Odisha.
He also laid the foundation stone for an ambitious redevelopment project of Visakhapatnam Railway station. The ₹446 crore project taken up by the Rail Land Development Authority assumes significance as Visakhapatnam will soon transform into the headquarters of the new South Coastal Railway Zone.
Another project in AP includes a ₹566 crore dedicated port road from Convent Junction to Sheela Nagar Junction in Visakhapatnam. It will serve as a dedicated freight corridor for Visakhapatnam Port traffic and ease traffic congestion in the city. It is expected to be completed by March 2025.
In Telangana, he laid the foundation stone of ₹2,200 crore projects, namely Medak-Siddipet-Elkathurthy section of NH-765DG; Bodhan-Basar-Bhainsa section of NH-161BB; Sironcha to Mahadevpur Section of NH-353C and Bodhan-Basar-Bhainsa section of NH-161BB, and Medak-Siddipet-Elkaturthi section of NH-765DG.