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TelanganaTenders floated for DPR for Regional Ring Road: Kishan Reddy

Tenders floated for DPR for Regional Ring Road: Kishan Reddy

Published: 31st May 2021 9:12 pm

Hyderabad: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy on Monday said tenders had been called for appointing a consultancy to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the proposed 340 km Regional Ring Road (RRR) which will connect all the districts with Hyderabad. Addressing a press conference here, he said the date for filing tenders has been extended till June 1 as no one took part because of Covid. “We will get more details on June 1,” he said.

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When his attention was drawn towards reports of changes being made in the alignment, he wondered as to how the alignment can be changed when the DPR itself was not prepared. “We will share all the details about the project after getting the DPR,” he said, adding that he was also getting calls from many people enquiring about land acquisition for the project.

The Central government has taken up the construction of RRR at a cost of Rs 17,000 crore, he said, adding that 17 national and State highways would be linked to the proposed RRR. Under phase-I, the RRR will be constructed connecting Narsapur, Toopran, Gajwel, Pragnapur, Jagdevpur, Bhongir and Choutuppal junction.

“The RRR is going to be a game changer for Telangana once it is completed as more than 50 per cent of the State’s population are residing within its limits,” he explained. Development of tourism and townships, employment generation and transport facilities would improve with RRR, he said.

“This is a gift from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Telangana since the entire expenditure of the project would be borne by the Central government,” he said. Kishan Reddy said the Central and State governments would equally share the expenditure for land acquisition to execute the project.

“As far as I know, the Telangana government has allocated over Rs 700 crore in the budget for RRR,” he said. Asked about phase-II of the project, the Union Minister said once the DPR for the first phase was completed, focus would be on phase-II and there is no need to postpone it. Explaining in detail the funds allocated for the development of highways in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Reddy said the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has allocated Rs 18,492 crore this year for construction of over 1,272 km roads in Telangana.


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