AP Govt to develop roads on lines of NHAI

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Hyderabad, Jan 30 (UNI) The Andhra Pradesh Government has taken measures to develop the roads in the State to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) standards, State Roads and Buildings Minister T Jeevan Reddy said.

Addressing a press conference here today, he said the Government had identified nine roads to be converted into four lane roads from the present two lanes through public-private participation.

He said that under the first phase, three roads to a stretch of 525 km would be developed at a cost of Rs 2,000 crore on Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) basis.

Mr Reddy said the tender process would be finalised by March this year. The Centre would bear 20 per cent of the expenditure.

The State Government, with World Bank aid, would develop and upgrade roads to a stretch of 600 km into two lanes at a cost of Rs 1,000 crore, he said.


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