HYDERABAD: As many as 25 new bridges will come up across the state soon. Among them, 10 will be major ones and the rest minor ones. The roads and building department is preparing proposals for these projects and the officials were keen to complete these works before the onset of monsoon.
According to official information, an 800- metre bridge at an estimated cost of Rs 68.5 crore is planned across Penna river at Apparaopalem in Atmakur mandal in Nellore district. According to finance minister Anam Ramnarayana Reddy, people who want to go Chennai and Tirupati from Kurnool and Kadapa will have the journey distance reduced by 60 to 70 km. It would also connect the Krishnapatnam port to Bombay port, he added.
Another important bridge that would come up on Tungabhadra river at Naguldinne village in Kurnool district at a cost of Rs 42 crore. The government will construct the new bridge in place of the old bridge which was washed away during floods to Tungabhadra river in 2009. At present the officials were allowing the traffic through the old cause way.
Two more new bridges will come up on Nagavali river in Srikakulam district at a cost of Rs 25 and Rs 28 crore respectively. The 450 metres-long bridge will be constructed at Ponnada village and this bridge will connect 40 villages of coastal areas. Another 400-metres bridge will come up between Kimmi and Rishingi villages and it will connect Rajam, Veeraghattam and some tribal areas.
Another bridge was proposed on Godavari river at Biknur village.