NHAI Considering an Expressway Connecting Hyderabad and AP’s New Capital Amaravati


raghavchandra-kzTD--621x414@LiveMintHyderabad-Vijayawada-Amaravati Expressway will be 278 km long and they were under consideration of the premier body, said to expressways, The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) Chairman, Raghav Chandra, on Thursday.

Mr. Chandra, who was addressing the inaugural session of a two-day national conference on highways construction technology here, said this while referring to the major projects of NHAI. “We have 30,000-km projects in the pipeline,” he said of a list that includes expressways as well as four or six laning of highways. The conference is being organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). While the Hyderabad-Vijayawada-Amaravati Expressway would be 278-km long, the Nagpur-Hyderabad highway will be 505 km and the Hyderabad-Bengaluru link – 574 km. Apart from these, the NHAI is looking at Kanpur-Lucknow expressway (75 km) and a 600-km long Delhi-Amritsar-Katra expressway.”

It should be done either terrestrially or aerially. For the Outer Ring Road around Amaravati, the NHAI has allowed aerial Lidar to save on time.