Now, traveling between Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad will be cut short by 100 km, thanks to the construction of a new Greenfield Highway. Rajamahendravaram MP Margani Bharat has announced that work of Rs 800 crore Greenfield Highway between Devarapalli in West Godavari and Suryapet in Telangana state has begun.
The project has been taken up under the aegis of the National Highway Authority of India’s Rajamahendravaram Project Implementation Unit. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has granted the 162 km length road highway (New NH-365BG) as part of the economic corridor under the Bharatmala Pariyojana, aiming at connecting Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states with robust road infrastructure that supports the speed of 100km/hour. The total project cost is estimated at Rs 2600 crore.
According to Bharat, the first phase of the Greenfield Highway work commenced with two lanes and will reduce the distance of nearly 100 km between Telangana capital Hyderabad and AP’s executive capital Visakhapatnam via Khammam town. The project is likely to give a boost to the tourism industry and improve economic development along the road corridor.
MP Bharat also shared that a decision has been taken to appeal to the state government to grant Rs 55 crore required for land acquisition for the Greenfield Highway in West Godavari. For the same, 31 villages would be affected in West Godavari district, and the MP revealed that fair compensation would be given to all of them.