The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has approved or sanctioned 39 National Highway projects costing around ₹31,000 crore in Andhra Pradesh during the 2022-23 financial year, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said in the Rajya Sabha, in response to a question asked by YSR Congress Party MP Parimal Nathwani.
Mr. Gadkari said that 134 National Highway projects costing about ₹58,319 crore and covering 3,605 kilometres had been completed or were under construction or awarded in the last three years.
The four-laning of Bengaluru-Vijayawada Expressway (package XI to XIV) measuring 1115.254 kilometres and costing ₹4,120 crore was sanctioned in 2022-23.
Similarly, four-laning of Kadapa-Chinna Orampadu section of NH-716 and Chinna Orampadu – Renigunta section of NH-716 and six-laning of Naidupeta-Turpu Kanupuru section of NH-71 (package IV) were some of the major projects cleared.
Besides, construction of a flyover or underpass at the Visakhapatnam airport junction to ensure smooth flow of container trailers to and from the multi-modal logistics park was also cleared, said Mr. Gadkari.