Rs 173 cr for road repairs
PM News Bureau
The Union government has approved a sum of Rs 173 crore,
under the Central Road Fund, for improvement works on 75 different stretches of
major district roads and state highways in various districts of Andhra Pradesh.
The state roads and building department has estimated the requirement at Rs 38
crore for temporary repairs and Rs 361 crore for permanent restoration under
flood damage repair funds from the Centre. However, the Centre has allocated
only Rs 173 crore for road improvement works. The department only receives Rs 67
crore for maintenance of state highways and Rs 500 crore for district roads per
To begin with, upgradation works will be carried out at Penukonda-Madakasira
stretch in Anantapur district (Rs 6 crore); Rayachoty-Vempalli stretch in Kadapa
district (Rs 5 crore); Kalva-Bethamchela-Banganpalli stretch in Kurnoor district
(Rs 5 crore); widening and improving Bugga Illathur Road in Chittoor district (Rs
5 crore); Suryapet-Nimmikal-Danthalapally stretch in Nalgonda district (Rs 4
crore); and Chelgal-Itlkyal stretch in Karimnagar district (Rs 3.5 crore).
Similar works have also been sanctioned for Adilabad, East Godavari, Guntur,
Khammam, Krishna, Mahaboobnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nellore, Nizamabad, Prakasam,
Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam, Warrangal and West Godavari.
[August 25-31, 2008]