Thanked him for various sanctions to projects
New Delhi, Jan 4: CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has met Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and thanked him for sanctioning various National Highway projects to the State.
During an hour-long meeting with the Union Transport Minister on the second day of his two-day visit, the Chief Minister held discussion on preparation of DPR for National Highway from Visakhapatnam Port to Bhogapuram via Rushikonda and Bheemili. He said the proposed road is very useful for Visakhapatnam and it will be of short distance from Visakhapatnam port to Odisha and Chhattisgarh and added that it will go close to the beach corridor projects along the coast.
He said this highway would contribute to the development of tourism in the region and also to reach Bhogapuram International Airport easily. He has sought for six lane highway considering traffic congestion in Vishakhapatnam.
The Chief Minister has requested the Union Minister to consider the state government’s previous appeal to grant bypass road on the eastern side of Vijayawada and said land acquisition will be completed as soon as possible and added that exemption would be given on SGST and Royalty to reduce the cost of the project and urged to take up the project as soon as possible.
The CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has requested to extend the four lane road in Bapatla as a part of construction of NH-216 of Kathipudi – Ongole Corridor as there is a possibility of traffic jams again due to educational institutions, tourists and the air base.
Later, the Chief Minister has met Union Information & Broadcasting, Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and Union Minister for Education and Skill Development Dharmendra Pradhan and discussed the issues related to the state.
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