As per the latest reports, AP’s new capital Amaravati capital city will get an underground tunnel as part of its four lane east side entrance. According to the officials, state government is exploring various possibilities to remove a part of the hill or dig an underground tunnel in the eastern direction at Seethanagaram-Vundavalli location. This has been contemplated in order to provide an eastern direction entrance to Amaravati capital city.
Going by the current plans, the government has decided to provide eastern entrance to Amaravati capital from Kanakadurga Varadhi headed towards Guntur direction. CRDA also completed the required study and has planned to construct a four-way lane flyover bridge straight to Krishna canal bund. This will start from Kanakadurga Varadhi and go on to Seethanagaram-Vundavalli stretch, adjacent to Prakasam Barrage.
The hills pose as a slight barrier to construct this important east entrance between Seethanagaram-Vundavalli. It has been said that Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has directed the CRDA officials to dig an underground tunnel to the hills for the same. This has a huge significance and turned into a challenging task for both planners as well as officials.
Back in time, the state government had already proposed an underground tunnel for diverting Kondaveeti Vagu to Krishna River from the current capital location villages as part of the World Bank aid project. The attempt was futile in implementation because of the heavy risk involved in the tunnel digging work. This time, the state government planned to lay four-way lane road by digging the hill.
CM has lately instructed in a meeting with the Capital Regional Development Authority (CRDA) officials to explore all kinds of options that enable digging a tunnel for providing the east-side entrance. An official also said that the CM has directed to construct the roads attractively without any curves.