Vastavam web: The regional office of Andhra Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation has begun the operations in Visakhapatnam. Ministers Botsa Satyanarayana and Avanti Srinivas on Sunday inaugurated the regional office on the third floor of the LIC Bhavan in the city and special pujas were conducted in his office on this occasion. Authorities are preparing to look into the project from here as the government prepares to build a 79.91 km light metro corridor and a 60.29 km modern tram corridor in Visakhapatnam and DPRs of the metro projects will be prepared in the next two months.
Minister Botsa Satyanarayana said that the government has first thought of a metro rail from Gajuwaka to Kommadi however with chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has said that the metro distance should be increased in view of the upcoming needs. “As per the directions of the Chief Minister, we are preparing the DPR by increasing the distance of the Metro Rail from Steel Plant to the Bhogapuram Airport. While minister Avanthi Srinivas said that Visakhapatnam Metro needs central assistance. We are looking to develop Visakhapatnam as a great city in the country. ‘