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National Highway Status to Hyderabad - Srisailam Road

The Central finance, planning and surface transport ministries have sanctioned proposals submitted by the Andhra Pradesh government for construction of five national highways in the state. The final approval is expected early next month.

Under the proposal, a national highway from Hyderabad to Nandyal via Srisailam and Atmakur covering a distance of 330 km, from Guntur to Cumbhum, Giddalur, Nandyal, Banaganapalle, Tadipatri, Dharmavaram, Puttaparthi and Kodur, and a new national highway linking NH-5 and NH-7 covering a distance of 530 km will be taken up.

The proposals relating to a national highway from Adilabad to Vodarevu via Chilakaluripet at a distance of 650 km; another NH from Sironcha in Maharashtra to Renigunta via Kaleswaram, Mahadevpur, Warangal, Chalakurthy, Nagarjunasagar, Addanki and Venkatagiri up to a distance of 750 km; and a national highway from Kakinada to Suryapet via Rajahmundry, Kovvur, Sattupalle and Khammam for a distance of 300 km were submitted to the Centre.

Source: projectsmonitor.com 7th November 2011

The State Government on monday decided to propose upgrading five state highways to national highways. The chief minister, Dr. Y S Rajasekhar Reddy, will take up the issue with planning commission during his forth coming visit to Delhi. The state highways, which are proposed to be upgraded are: Hyderabad - Nandyal (Via Srisailam, 354 Kms), Guntur-Kodur (530 Kms), Adilabad-Vodarevu (630 Kms), Sironcha-Renigunta (725 Kms) and the Kakinada-Suryapeta (300 Kms)

Source:DC 15/6/2009..