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Posted on Jan 31, 12:06PM | UNI
Kakinada, Jan 30 : The Kakinada -Rajahmundry canal road is being widened as a four lanes by the end of 2015 at a cost of Rs 315 crore.
State roads and buildings department Principal Secretary S P Singh while reviewing the land acquisition work required for the road widening at a meeting of the district officials here today said two important roads in two districts were being developed as four lanes with the world bank's assistance while one road is in krishna district the other is the Kakinada-Rajahmundry canal road in East Godavari.
The road widening goes a long way in ensuring speedy road communication besides the all round development of the district', he said and asked the Collector Neethu Kumary to take steps to complete the land acquisition required for the road widening within two months.
He clarified that there was no dearth of funds for the rehabilitation package for those displaced and advised the officials to identify the affected people and arrange the payment towards compensation without further delay.
Another important project, he said, was the widening the existing national highway no : 5 to a stretch of 120 kms from Gundugolanu in west Godavari district to Rajahmundry as six lanes.
He asked the officials to take up land acquisition for road widening to a stretch of 45 km that falls in East Godavari district affecting 11 villages in Rajahmundry division and five villages in Amalapuram division.
R and B chief engineer Venkata reddy, state road development corporation MD Jagannadharao, Project director Ramanareddy, World Bank officials Srikumar and Prasad were among those took part in the deliberations.