Gadkari on Friday said that the length of National Highways in Andhra Pradesh before May 2014 was 4193 Km, which has now increased to 6860 Km. Thus, there has been an increase of 2667 Km (64%) in NH length during the past 6 years.
The minister further informed that works costing Rs34,100cr are under DPR Stage and targeted for completion by 2024, while works costing Rs25,440cr are under implementation. He said, 50-60% progress has been achieved in projects costing Rs18,100cr.
Furthermore, Gadkari added, that 5000 Km of National Highways are being developed as a part of Bharatmala Pariyojana in the State. In addition, 400 Km of Port Connectivity Roads will also be developed under Bharatmala Pariyojana.
Also, Gadkari stated that the 335 Km Anantpur - Amaravati Expressway is being developed as a part of the Bharatmala Pariyojana. The access control Expressway improving connectivity of Capital Region, Coastal and Northern region of Andhra Pradesh and will greatly enable the economic prosperity of the region. The Expressway has 16 Packages and is being developed with an investment of Rs20,000cr.
Notably, the minister laid out a detailed plan for projects from NHAI.
He said that projects with a total length of 637 kms costing Rs8306cr are likely to be completed during 2020-21. These include 8 projects with a road length of 150 kms at a cost of Rs3850cr by NHAI, and 19 projects with a road length of 487 kms at a cost of Rs4456cr by MoRTH. Further, projects with a total length of 535 Km costing Rs11,712cr are to be awarded during the current FY. These include 4 projects with a road length of 217 kms at a cost of Rs9071cr by NHAI, and 9 projects with a road length of 318 kms at a cost of Rs2641cr by MoRTH.
Another 2371 Km projects costing Rs34,133cr are in DPR stage. These include 10 projects with a road length of 713 kms at a cost of Rs19559cr by NHAI, 24 PC projects with a road length of 404 kms at a cost of Rs7004cr, and 20 projects with a road length of 1254 kms at a cost of Rs7570cr by MoRTH, Gadkari added.