A six-lane road has been proposed covering three districts of Rayalaseema to the AP new capital city – Amaravati and the road will pass through Nallamala forest, N Chandra Babu Naidu, Chief Minister said on Tuesday. Reviewing the Roads and Buildings Department in Vijayawada, Chandrababu Naidu said four-lane roads would be developed from each district of Rayalaseema and a six-lane road would be laid from the point where all the three roads would adjoin towards Amaravati.
The officials explained that the distance from Anantapur to Amaravati was around 472 km and it has several curves. If the new road was laid removing all the curves, the length would be reduced by 86 km, they said and added that the road was designed in such a way that there would not be any affect to the forest area or the water bodies. The road would pass through only 25 km of forest area and 2-3 tunnels may be required, they briefed.
With regard to Ichhapuram-Tada road, Chandrababu Naidu said it would be developed as a beach corridor and advised the officials to take up this road on the lines of California-San Francisco road and Melbourne-Victoria beach road. The Chief Minister asked the representatives of RV Associates, who were the consultants for the project to give a report after visiting California-San Francisco and Melbourne-Victoria roads.