VIJAYAWADA: While government is busy putting into place road diversions in the city for starting Metro Rail Works (Landowners May Derail Metro Plan), house Owners in Eluru Road are objecting to the road extension proposals of the Metro authorities.
Landowners May Derail Metro Plan Vijayawada Objecting Eluru Road Extension
Widening proposal leaves owners angry
The Amaravati Metro Rail Development Corporation has intensified the arrangements to start the first phase of Metro Rail project in the city. The first phase works comprising 26.03 km in two corridors, Karl Marx Road (Eluru road) and MG Road (Bandar road) in the city.
The corporation that had Waited for the funds till now is going for a loan of Rs 1,800 crore soon and planning to start works in April 2017.
While officials of the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation are busy developing alternate roads to divert traffic in Eluru Road and Bandar Road, residents of Eluru Road are raising their voice against the proposed road Widening.
Metro route starting from Railway station to Nidamanuru will pass through Eluru Road crossing Challapalli Bunglow, Beasent Road, Chuttuguinta , Machavaram and other areas. Metro officials have decided to install pillars in the centre of road and extend the road on both sides by a few meters.
Residents of Eluru Road are raising serious objections on the road extension proposals. “We lost our valuable commercial space in road extension under. taken by the VMC in 2000. We can’t lose any more,” said Metla Lakshmi Narayana, a house Owile at Kottavantena Centre.
“We are not against the Metro rail but we can’t lose our valuable property second time in the name of development, We hadn’t received notices till now, but will oppose the proposals of road widening,” said B. Prabhakar, a publishing house Owner in Arundal Peta.
N.P. Ramakrishna Reddy, Managing Director of AMRDC, said that road extension Was an absolute necessity in some areas of Eluru Road as it was not possible to construct the Metro on the existing narrow road.