The new outer ring road project along Srikakulam may soon see steady rise. District administration of Srikakulam is now keen upon construction of the Outer Ring Road Project (ORR) on the outskirts of Srikakulam town to enable improved civic infrastructure and other facilities for the residents. The officials feel that ORR will help in the development of new satellite townships and reduce the density of population within the town.
It is also observed that people are not moving towards Pedapadu (Narasannapeta route), Srikakulam-Amadalavalasa route and Navabharat Junction towards Etcherla, the prime reason being lack of basic amenities like municipal water, drainage and electricity.
The state government will require close to Rs.150 crore for the construction of ORR Project, including the payment of compensation to the individuals who will lose their properties in the process. Srikakulam Collector, P. Lakshmi Narasimham, Joint Collector Vivek Yadav and others have already assured the locals that the project will benefit the town in many ways despite few drawbacks like land acquisition.
“We need private lands too in some places. But it does not mean that land is acquired wherever survey is taken place. The government would acquire lands only after paying the market value if necessary,” said a senior official while speaking to the media.
Srikakulam Collector P. Lakshmi Narasimham, Joint Collector Vivek Yadav and others have held several meetings and have asked the survey teams to complete the tasks on hand as government is now giving top priority for the ORR Project.
Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA) will prepare a detail project report soon after details such as route and exact acquisition of lands are identified.