VIJAYAWADA: State government is gearing up for the survey of the land required for the 210 km long outer ring road for the state capital Amravati.
Speaking to media persons, here on Sunday, municipal administration minister P Narayana said plans are afoot for 210 km long outer ring road for Amaravati connecting 89 villages. The road would be an eight lane one with 50 meters width and would have two service lanes.
“The estimated land required for the outer ring road project was 7,784 acres and a survey would be conducted as to what type of land was needed for it and once it was done, government would decide as how to get the needed land - should it be through land pooling or land acquisition,” he said.
In regard to the greenfield airport at Amaravati, “It will be located between Guntur, Vijayawada and Amaravati,” he said, adding that CRDA and AAI would identify three-four locations and thereupon, state government would finalise it.
Narayana said draft master plan for the capital city would be ready by December 29 and notification would be issued on December 30 seeking opinions and feedback from the farmers. “After a month’s time from the date of notification, plot allotments to the farmers would be done, which is likely to be in February first week,” he said.
Asked about Congress leader KVP Ramachandra Rao’s letter to Central Government regarding flood scare to the new capital, Minister said they are preparing for the worst and the city would be constructed in such a way that it can sustain floods with discharge rate of 25,000 cusecs. As per records the highest flood displacement rate was just 16000 cusecs in the region in last 100 years,” he explained.