National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) along with the Revenue Department of Andhra Pradesh, has started the process of land acquisition for the widening of the Kadapa-Renigunta road stretch.
Currently a two-lane highway, the Kadapa-Renigunta road will be widened into a four-lane by NHAI. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 2,000 crore.
A detailed project report (DPR) has already been prepared. NH 716 was assigned to the state wing of NHAI as along with Kadapa, said a report in NBM&CW.
It added: “Initially, NHAI officials had decided to widen the four-lane road from RIMS Road to Renigunta but later extended the stretch from Toll-Plaza to Renigunta airport. In view of this, officials prepared the new alignment to build a four-lane road from Badawal to Krishnapatnam port in Nellore district, along the Kadapa-Renigunta road as the Krishnapatnam Port is also being used for exporting iron ore and granite from other parts of Karnataka and Rayalaseema.”
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