Gadkari is launching three NH projects worth Rs 2,900 in Tirupati

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Motorways, today laid the foundation stone for three NH projects in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.

These projects have a total length of 87 kilometers and a total cost of 2,900 crore rupees.

The first project is the Naidupate-Turpu Kanupur section of the NH-71, which extends for 35 km and requires an investment of Rs 1,399 crore. The second project is the Chillakuru Cross-Krishnapatnam Port South Gate section via Turpu Kanupur on NH-516W, covering a distance of 36 km and valued at Rs.909 crore.

The third section is the Thamminapatnam-Narikellapalle section which includes an extension of the Dedicated Port Road from Eupuru to Krishnapatnam Port on NH-516W and NH-67. Its length is 16 km and the value of the project is 610 crore rupees.

Gadkari said these infrastructure projects aim to provide seamless and secure connectivity to Krishnapatnam Port, enabling faster access to National Master Plan nodes, industrial nodes and the Special Economic Zone in Nellore. In addition, they increase the safety and comfort for devotees traveling to religious destinations such as Shri Balaji Temple in Tirupati and Shri Shiva Temple in Srikalahasti.

He said these projects will boost tourism by connecting to popular attractions like Nelapatu Bird Sanctuary and SHAR in Sriharikota. He added that these projects are also expected to create significant job opportunities.

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