Vishakapatnam: More than two lakh workers belonging to 100-plus businesses in the surrounding areas of Atchutapuram in the new Anakapalli district are eagerly waiting for the widening of the 14-km road between Anakapalli and including Atchutapuram in four ways.
When it is completed, it will stop people from traveling on this road, apart from giving a big boost to businesses and socio-economic development.
K. Srinivasa Rao, an employee of a French company in the area, pointed out that the existing road is very narrow. It is dangerous for motorcycles, especially two-wheelers, to drive on the road, as there are hundreds of heavy trucks and trucks with tons of stuff constantly moving on the road.
Brandix employee P. Sreelakshmi said that people, workers and employees of businesses in the area are facing problems while traveling between Anakapalli and Atchutapuram. By completing the route before the 2024 elections, the YSRC government can gain a lot of goodwill from the public to support the ruling party.
At the meeting, Kannababu, a local MLA representing Elamanchili assembly constituency, said, “We are continuing with this project. Finally, the work has been awarded a contract. The work will start soon on the road.
“The AP government is showing great interest in this project, as it is the first major development after the establishment of the new district headquarters at Anakapalli,” Kannababu said.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Anjaneya Raju revealed that the road engineering and infrastructure project has been awarded the 13.78-km road widening project between the two cities of Anakapalli and Atchutapuram to BVSR Constructions at a cost of ₹243 crore. Asian Development Bank has provided funds to the tune of ₹358.81 crore.
About 21 hectares of private land must be acquired for the project, opening about 600 houses along the way. “The normal works are almost finished, except for the minor works before the construction. Commercial work will begin within the next three months,” Raju said.
The project was planned five years ago by AP Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) as part of the Vizag-Chennai Industrial Corridor project.
It is 13.78 km long
4-lane (100 meters)
The cost of the project is ₹358.81 crore
Two lakh employees of 100 companies in the area will benefit