Proposals sent to Centre for upgradation of roads

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Hyderabad, Nov 13 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Roads and Building Minister T Jeevan Reddy today said a proposal to link the NH 7 from Penukonda to NH-4 Hiriyur in Karnataka for a length of 470 km has been sent to the Union Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways.

Replying to a question raised by G Thippe Swamy in the Legislative Council during Question Hour, he said the proposal for upgradation of Krishnapatnam port-Nellore- Rapur-Rajapmet-Rayachoti-Kadiri-Penukonda-Madakasira-Amarapuram- Hiriyur in Karnataka was pending with the Centre.

Mr Reddy said the state government was awaiting the decision of the Union Ministry, which had not declared any new National Highway since 2004.

To another question raised by P Reddy Subba Reddy, the Minister said R and B bridge across Buggavanka had not been washed away in the floods after Kadapa town was declared a Corporation.

Out of the eight bridges across Buggavanka, five bridges were being constructed by the R and D department. The vent-way portions of bridges were completed and the approaches were yet to be taken up due to pendency of land acquisition by the Revenue Department.

He said the estimated cost of the five bridges was around Rs 15.37 crore, which included the cost towards land acquisition of Rs 469 lakh, which was already deposited with the Revenue Department of Kadapa. The remaining three bridges belonged to Irrigation and Panchayatraj departments.

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