Road Transport and Highways minister Nitin Gadkari while addressing Global Investment Summit 2023 of Andhra Pradesh informed over 70 projects are currently underway in Andhra Pradesh. These projects embrace over 2,014 kilometer, costing ₹33,540 Crore.
At this event held in Visakhapatnam, Gadkari said works costing Rs 15,400 Crore have been awarded in Andhra Pradesh during 2022-23. The minister said it’s making efforts to construct 5 Green Highways and 2 Expressways at an estimated cost of ₹32,430 Crore.
He said works costing ₹15,400 Crore have been awarded during 2022-23. This includes works for the total length of 777 kilometer across 27 projects. Not only this, two Multimodal Logistics Parks have also been sanctioned at a cost of ₹1,797 crore in Anantpur and Visakhapatnam.
According to Gadkari, the length of National Highways has been expanded to 8,744 kilometer from 4,193 kilometer earlier.
He also informed of approving 55 km long 6-lane Vizag Port Highway costing 6300 Crore. Gadkadi also spoke over the contribution of the farmers as the providers of green energy.
He said the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, is focused on converting the farmers into Urjadata while supporting them as Annadata. He said the government has the goal of creating opportunities for green energy and a green economy in the mobility sector.
Present on the occasion were Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and the Finance Minister of the state Buggana Rajendranath Reddy, besides Minister for Industry, Infrastructure and Investment Gudivada Amarnath, among others.