Telangana has submitted proposals worth Rs 1,410 crore for construction of elevated corridors on highways connecting Hyderabad to Bengaluru, Vijayawada and Warangal highways.
Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao spoke to Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday and made the request to approve the proposals aimed at easing the congestion on these routes.
The Chief Minister mooted the proposal for 6.40 km of elevated corridor from Uppal to Ghatkesar on the Hyderabad-Warangal highway and urged the Centre to sanction Rs 950 crore for it.
He sought sanction of Rs 290 crore for the 10-km elevated corridor from Aramgarh to Shamshabad Airport on Hyderabad-Mahabubnagar-Bengaluru route, and Rs 170 crore for the construction of utility corridor (including service roads) of 26 km on Hyderabad-Suryapet-Vijayawada route.
According to a statement from the Chief Minister's Office, the Union Minister positively responded to the request.
The Chief Minister directed Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao and Chief Advisor to Government Rajiv Sharma, who were in Delhi, to meet the Union Minister to submit a memorandum and estimates in this regard.
Meanwhile, KTR was on a tour of Delhi, and met several Ministers on Monday.
KTR first met with Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Communications, Manoj Sinha, for a ‚ÄėT-fibre‚Äô project, which aimed at providing broadband to every house in Telangana.
He then met Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Badal and requested her to sanction four more food processing parks in Telangana, to be developed by Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC).
KTR also met with Union IT & Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, to discuss ‚Äúnumerous issues related to IT such as electronics manufacturing and cyber security‚ÄĚ.
Finally, the Telangana Minister also met with Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari and requested a financial assistance of Rs 1,400 crore for various road improvements to National Highway roads in Hyderabad.