Vastavam web: While AP minister Botsa Satynarayana’s comments on Amaravati are yet to get settled, he went on to make similar comments on the metro project proposed in the capital region.
Botsa held a meeting with Steering Committee members on Amaravati Light Metro Project and estimated that the project would cost around Rs 20,000 crore for Amaravati Metro and is also considering a DPR (Detailed Project Report) done by a private consultancy. When Botsa learned about the budget of the project, he reportedly questioned the committee members, is it needed?
In this meeting Botsa said, Rs 20,000 with interest amount will put severe financial burden on the state government and so he asked them to put the DPR on hold. With no other options the officials of Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation (AMRC) left the meeting quietly.
Amaravati Metro is planned in three corridors. The first corridor is from Gannavaram bus stop to Lingayapalem which is about 55.5 kilometres and there is a proposal of underground metro for nearly 27 kms. The second corridor is from PNBS to Palamaneru centre and the distance is 12.5 kms and the third and final corridor, the DPR had two tracks in different routes.