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Feb 21 2020 (06:34)   DPR for metro rail ready, says Botcha

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Visakhapatnam: Minister of municipal administration and urban development Botcha Satyanarayana said that the detailed project report (DPR) for the metro rail project is ready and the project office would shortly start work in Vizag. A budget of around Rs Rs 1,000 crore has been allocated for the project, the minister said, and added that the project has been extended to Bhogapuram.The minister reviewed smart city projects, the metro rail and other projects at the Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority (VMRDA) office here on Thursday. Satyanarayana also held reviews of summer action plans for drinking water and housing projects with the municipal commissioners of north Andhra and East Godavari districts at the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) office, along with principal secretary J Syamala Rao. A pipeline from the Godavari river to Vizag city would be laid for round-the-clock water supply, the minister said. “We have already initiated an action plan for...
drinking water in the summer in all 56 municipalities in the state. We have reviewed the issue keeping in mind water scarcity in summer. A review with officials of Rayalaseema districts would be held very soon,” he said. As part of its election promise, the government would provide 300 sq ft houses free of cost and bank loans would be provided for purchasing 365 sq ft and 430 sq ft houses, the minister said.Altogether 41,462 applications were received for the building plan regularisation scheme in the state, the minister said, of which 13,778 applications are from north Andhra and East Godavari districts. Around 54 per cent of applications have been approved, two per cent rejected, 33 per cent are pending and 11 per cent are being processed. The government would also take action against illegal layouts, he said. On the three capital cities proposal, the minister said, “we are not acquiring ponds and endowment lands for housing projects for the poor. We not going for forcible land acquisition.”


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