Road projects worth over Rs 21K cr launched in Andhra

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, on Thursday inaugurated and laid foundation for 51 road projects worth over Rs 21,000 crore in Andhra Pradesh.

Gadkari also inaugurated a second flyover at Benz Circle in Vijayawada in the presence of Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.

At a programme held at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium here, Gadkari launched the road projects covering 1,381 km.

Describing Andhra Pradesh as a progressive state with a good potential for development, Gadkari accepted the request of Reddy to sanction the East bypass to Vijayawada city, besides 30 Road over Brides (RoBs).

The minister laid emphasis on development of infrastructure and improved road connectivity for the growth of industry and agriculture.

The Chief Minister said it was a great day for the state with the Union minister being present for the inauguration of 51 projects, of which foundation stone was laid for 30 projects running into 735 km with an estimated cost of Rs 10, 368 crore, besides the inaugurat