Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy meets Nitin Gadkari, other central ministers in Delhi

New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy met three central ministers, including Nitin Gadkari, here on Tuesday and discussed his state’s problems in detail, according to an official statement.

In an hour-long meeting with Union Minister of Roads, Transport and Highways Gadkari, Reddy called for the sanction of several road projects for the state, including a six-lane road to decongest traffic in Visakhapatnam, he said.

The Chief Minister discussed the preparation of a detailed project report (DPR) for the development of a national road from the port of Visakhapatnam to Bhogapuram via Rishikonda and Bhimili.

He also informed the meeting that this proposed route will be useful for Visakhapatnam as it will reduce the distance between the port of Visakhapatnam and Odisha and Chhattisgarh, according to the statement.

In addition, this road will pass close to the beach corridor projects along the coast. The development of this road will improve connectivity with the Bhogapuram International Airport project and boost tourism to the region, Reddy added.

The chief minister also asked the Center to approve a six-lane road to relieve traffic congestion in Visakhapatnam and the early approval of the east bypass road in Vijayawada.

In addition, Reddy has requested the extension of a two-lane bypass road – leading to National Route 216 – to a four-lane road to solve traffic problems in Baptla Mandal, Guntur district, adds the communicated.

The Chief Minister of Andhra also met separately with Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur, and Union Minister Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

Reddy, on the second day of his visit to the nation’s capital, plans to meet with a few other central ministers later today.

On Monday, he visited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the two central ministers Nirmala Sitaraman and Jyotiraditya Scindia.

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