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.
- 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.
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