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NHAI Set to Begin Work on Six-Lane Expansion of Hyderabad-Vijayawada National Highway

According to officials, the work related to expansion of Hyderabad-Vijayawada National Highway will begin in two months.

NHAI Set to Begin Work on Six-Lane Expansion of Hyderabad-Vijayawada National Highway
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 NHAI Set to Begin Work on Six-Lane Expansion of Hyderabad-Vijayawada National Highway

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will soon start work on expanding the Hyderabad-Vijayawada National Highway (NH 65) to six lanes. Telangana CM A. Revanth Reddy held a review meeting with NHAI member (projects) Anil Choudhary on Wednesday in Hyderabad.

According to NHAI officials, the project is expected to start within two months.

During the meeting, Revanth Reddy questioned officials about the reasons for the delay in land acquisitions. Collectors informed the chief minister that, due to variations in market and registration values, farmers are hesitant to give up their land.

Another reason cited by farmers is that the land has been owned by them for generations. Following this, CM Revanth Reddy advised collectors to conduct regular meetings with farmers for acquiring lands towards highway infrastructure development.

He further suggested that collectors show a humanitarian approach when dealing with farmers and compensate them as per rules.

The CM announced that Union Minister Nitin Gadkari agreed to treat the southern and northern parts of the Regional Ring Road (RRR) as one entity and called for a tripartite agreement between the state, Centre, and NHAI.

For the northern RRR, the CM instructed Yadadri Bhuvanagiri Collector Hanmanth K Zendage to address a court stay obtained by farmers over alignment issues.

Agriculture Minister Thummala Nageswara Rao assured compensation for farmers affected by the Nagpur-Vijayawada corridor and opposed converting the Khammam-Aswaraopet highway into a national highway.

Telangana Deputy CM Bhatti Vikramarka requested NHAI officials to construct service roads and underpasses in major villages in Telangana. Responding positively, NHAI member Anil Choudhary agreed to consider Bhatti’s request.

The CM also discussed transferring forest lands for the Armoor-Jagtial-Mancherial and Vijayawada-Nagpur corridors. He instructed district collectors to allocate government land in exchange and ensure coordination between the Revenue and Forest departments.

The CM ordered the start of Hyderabad-Manneguda road works as NHAI agreed to offer help.

Telangana State Roads and Buildings Minister Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, along with CS Shanti Kumari, Principal Secretary to the CM Sheshadri, NHAI Regional Officer Razzak, and collectors from different districts, were present during the review meeting.

Divya Shivaji
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