The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) plans to construct a complex costing Rs 100 crore on a four-acre area at Mudasarlova. This was discussed during a meeting with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
During the meeting, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy emphasized the importance of conserving water and using sea water through desalination for industries near the coast. The officials informed him that various projects, such as construction of roads, buildings, drains, water supply, parks, street lights, sewage treatment, and beautification, have been carried out in Visakhapatnam at a cost of Rs. 3,592 crore in the past four years.
Considering the increasing population in Visakhapatnam, the Chief Minister advised officials to focus on road widening and improving traffic flow. In response, officials mentioned plans for a modern park, a commercial complex at the RTC bus stand, a multi-level car parking facility, and sports complexes in Bheemili, Gajuwaka, and Anakapalli costing Rs 300 crore.
YS Jagan also urged officials to expedite ongoing road infrastructure projects in major cities across the state. He reviewed the progress of works and development activities in towns and cities like Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Kakinada, Rajamahendravaram, Kurnool, Kadapa, and Guntur.
Regarding Vijayawada, the Chief Minister suggested ensuring cleanliness around canals and using modern equipment for maintenance. He also emphasized the speedy completion of Dr. BR Ambedkar Smrutivanam and beautification works on the airport road and the flood protection wall at Krishna Lanka.
Officials provided an update on the beautification drive at Kambala Cheruvu and ongoing works in Rajamahendravaram. YS Jagan suggested focusing on beautifying the Havelock Bridge and expediting the construction of a flood protection wall in Nellore.
In addition, the Chief Minister instructed officials to form resident welfare associations for the maintenance of TIDCO houses and prioritize water conservation in Jagananna colonies. He also emphasized the proper operation of floating solar panels, sanitation machines, and sewage treatment plants (STPs), along with training staff in using these technologies. Furthermore, he recommended providing technology training to Polytechnic and ITI students for urban projects.