KCR Calls Up Union Transport Minister For Elevated Corridors ConstructionMay 01, 2017 17:45
The Telangana Chief Minister, K. Chandrashekhar Rao, requested the Union Surface Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari, to take up the construction of elevated corridors on the Warangal, Bengaluru and Vijayawada highways.
The highways worth Rs 1,410 crore, are to be laid, to ease traffic congestion along these routes. KCR who spoke to the Union Minister, over the phone, urged Gadkari to release Rs 950 crore for the construction of a 6.49km-elevated corridor from Uppal to Ghatkesar on the Hyderabad-Warangal highway, Rs.290 crore for the 10km-elevated corridor from Aramgarh to Shamshabad Airport on the Hyderabad – Mahabubnagar – Bengaluru route and Rs.170 Crore for the construction of a utility corridor (including service roads) of 26km on the Hyderabad-Suryapet-Vijayawada route.
The Uppal to Ghatkesar stretch was of more than 15km, with the Elevated Corridor project being for 6.40km. The remaining six lane work would be done by the State government, said KCR. The proposals put together would cost Rs.1,410 Crore. According to the officials, the Union Minister has positively responded to the request.
The Chief Minister also spoke to Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao and Chief Advisor to the Government Rajiv Sharma, who are in Delhi, to meet Gadkari to submit a memorandum and estimates on the proposals.