The ongoing debate about the much contemplated ORR project for Amaravati has taken a concrete turn. The project that was proposed by Andhra Pradesh state government for the upcoming capital city of Amaravati on the lines of the ORR in Hyderabad, is now set to see some action.
The Chairman of The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), Raghav Chandra said that he expected the selection of the consultant to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) to be completed soon. This apart, the DPR should be ready in six months, he also added.
“We are commissioning a DPR consultant… the consultant would be identified soon. In the next five to six months we should have a DPR for an ORR of Amaravati-Vijayawada,” he told at a recent conference organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry.
No land problems in Amaravati
Mr. Chandra has confirmed the cost of the project to be about Rs.12,000 crore. “The state government has assured that they have already gone in for land pooling and have an arrangement with the farmers where land will be available for this work,” he stated.
NHAI project plan indicates that the planned ring road expressway at Amaravati could be 186 km long. He shared that NHAI proposes to take up any project to develop the ORR and create bypasses for all the major cities.