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Gadkari sanctions Rs 1,292 crore for new 6-lane highway on Bengaluru-Vijayawada corridor

Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways (File Photo)

Union Minister for Highways Nitin Gadkari has approved Rs 1292.65 crore for the development of a new 32 km long 6-lane access controlled highway from Chandrasekharapuram to Polavaram on Bengaluru–Vijayawada economic corridor in hybrid annuity mode in Andhra Pradesh.

In a series of tweets Shri Gadkari informed the Bengaluru – Kadapa – Vijayawada Economic Corridor starts from Bengaluru STRR which utilizes the existing Bengaluru – Hyderabad (NH-44) till the Kodikonda checkpost.

Gadkari said thereafter, the proposed Greenfield Economic Corridor traverses from Kodikonda checkpost (Kodur village) on NH-44 (Bangalore – Hyderabad Road) to Muppavaram village near Addanki on NH-16. He said from Muppavaram the alignment utilizes the existing NH-16 till Vijayawada. The entire corridor from Kodikonda checkpost to Muppavaram with a length of 342.5 Km is completely a greenfield highway. This stretch in the Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh is proposed to be developed in 14 packages, he added.