VIJAYAWADA (Metro Rail News): The state govt has allotted Rs 8,150.24 cr of the budget 2020-21, of Rs 2.24 lakh cr for urban development. Of the allotment, for the creation of a necessary infrastructure in the new capital city, a majority of the funds have been earmarked.
The govt has also allotted Rs 3.6 cr for Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation (ANRC) as urban development assistance to Visakhapatnam & Vijayawada metro projects.
The govt has already declared taking forward the Visakhapatnam metro project as the executive capital would be transferred to the City of Destiny, it may be observed.
Vijayawada metro project didn’t get any update that waited in limbo. The budgetary allocation encourages hopes as per the budget outcome report, Vijayawada metro project strategy involves three corridors.
With the first Corridor from airport-PNBS by a railway station with a distance of 26 km, the second Corridor from PNBS-Penamaluru 12.5 km with a distance of 38.5 km and the last Corridor-3 from Krishna Canal Junction-Amaravati with a distance of 24 km.