From Amaravati To Anantapuramu: Road Transport Ministry Finalises 384 Km Four-Lane ExpresswayRepresentative image of an expressway in Gurugram (Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

A four-lane expressway project stretching approximately 384 km to connect Andhra Pradesh’s under construction capital Amaravati with Anantapuramu has been finalised after two meetings were held between the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and officials from the state government, reports The New Indian Express.

Although the road will initially have only four lanes, the plan includes a provision to upgrade the expressway into eight lanes, if such a requirement arises depending on future traffic conditions.

The Andhra Pradesh government will be providing government land for free for the project, while also absorbing 50 per cent of the overall land acquisition cost.

The state government will also be responsible for obtaining necessary clearances in relation to environmental, forest, wildlife, civil work execution and other approvals.

Anantapuramu is an important town located in the Rayalaseema region of the state, while Amaravati is the new capital which was announced after Telangana split off into its own state and took Hyderabad along with it.

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