Collector directs officials to submit detailed report on land for Visakhapatnam Metro project

Collector directs officials to submit detailed report on land for Visakhapatnam Metro project

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Date of Post: 13 Feb, 2019

District Collector K Bhaskar directed the officials to submit a detailed report in 15-days on the government and private lands required for the Visakhapatnam Metro Rail Project. At a meeting at his office on Tuesday, the Collector instructed the officials to complete the survey of the lands for the project and also mark the lands with survey stones.

More Information:

  • Bhaskar said that the project related works would be reviewed with the revenue, railway, sports, tourism, NHAI, Roads and Building officials for every 15-days.
  • The Andhra Pradesh government sanctioned the project for 42.55 km line at an estimated cost of Rs 8,300 crore.
  • There will be 38 metro stations covering 3 corridors (Kommadi-Gajuwaka 30.8-km, Gurudwara-Old Post Office 5.25 km and Thatichetlapalem-China Waltair  6.5 km) under the metro rail project.
  • 92% of the land required for the metro rail project belongs to the government and there would be no problem to acquire the remaining land, according to the officials.
  • The railways have already sanctioned permission and NOC from NHAI (National Highway Authority of India) is still awaited.
  • Initially two depots were proposed for the Metro Rail project.
  • The VPT is giving its land for one depot near Airport and revenue officials are working to allot land near Hanumanthawaka Junction for the second depot.
  • N.P. Ramakrishna Reddy, Managing Director of Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation, General Manager UGM Rao, Deputy Collector Nagabhushanam and other officials were present.

To know more about recent developments of Visakhapatnam Metro –

27 Dec, 2018:  Foundation stone for Vizag Metro Rail project to be laid by February next year

07 Dec, 2018:  Visakhapatnam Metro Update: Special meeting conducted to discuss progress of Visakhapatnam Metro project

25 Oct, 2018: Korea Exim Bank Likely to Fund Infrastructure of Vizag Metro Rail Project

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