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Andhra Pradesh to witness National Highways projects and Muktyala – Vijaywada National Waterways operational soon

Recently, Vice-President Mr M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated /laid the foundation stones  for several National Highways projects and a project for development of Muktyala to Vijayawada stretch of Krishna River (National Waterways – 4), along with Mr Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport & Highways and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation at a function in Vijaywada.

The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu at an event to lay foundation stone for the improvement of National Highways and National Water Ways, in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh on October 03, 2017. The Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Shri E.S.L. Narasimhan, the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Nitin Gadkari, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu, the Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Shri Y.S. Chowdary and other dignitaries are also seen.

The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu at an event to lay foundation stone for the improvement of National Highways and National Water Ways, in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh on October 03, 2017.
The Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Shri E.S.L. Narasimhan, the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Nitin Gadkari, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu, the Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Shri Y.S. Chowdary and other dignitaries are also seen.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu was also present on the occasion. At a function attended by the Vice President and other dignitaries seven National Highways (NH) projects were dedicated to the nation and foundation stones were laid for six NH projects in Andhra Pradesh. The total cost of all the projects being Rs. 4,193 crore. Foundation stone for the Phase-I for development of   Krishna River (National Waterway -4) was also laid. In the first phase of the project, the stretch between Muktayala to Vijayawada will be developed for transportation. The total project cost is Rs. 7,015 crore and the length of the waterway 315 km.

Speaking on the occasion Mr Gadkari said that the Union Government would spend more than Rs. 1 lakh crore on improving National Highways in Andhra Pradesh and it would give a tremendous boost to the development of the state. He said a six lane access controlled greenfield Amaravathi Expressway will be built to connect the new capital city Amaravathi with Anantapur and also provide connectivity to Kurnool and Kadapa. The project has been approved with a total length of 557 km and cost of about Rs. 25,000 crore.

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