ELURU: The Eluru Municipal Corporation (EMC) has laid emphasis on development of roads in the city in the wake of a proposal to make it a Smart City. A plan of action has been prepared with an outlay of Rs 5.5 crore for the development of roads.
The EMC has taken up execution of the road development works with the 14th Finance Commission funds. Mayor Sheikh Noorjahan and MLA Badeti Kota Rama Rao have proposed to take up the development of main roads in the city first. Proposals worth Rs 700 crore have also been sent to the government for development of basic infrastructure in Eluru as part of the Smart City plan, which has rich history of one and half centuries.
Encroachments on road margins are being removed and traffic bottlenecks are getting cleared as part of the development plan. RR Peta main road, Powerpet Station to Fire Station Centre, Court Centre to Collectorate and other arteries have already been developed.
Municipal Commissioner Yarra Saye Srikanth said: “We have taken up the development of roads in the district headquarters as part of the Smart City concept. We have identified the main roads with heavy traffic for development first.
A 9 km length of roads have already been developed. Development of another 12 km length of roads will be taken up soon. ASR Stadium, Rama Mahal, Kotadibba and Kannayya Park roads are set to witness development as part of the plan. The city will get a facelift within one month with the development of arterial roads.”