Visakhapatnam, December 12, 2006
Project delayed due to technical problems
The Visakhapatnam Port Connectivity Project that connects the Ayyappa Temple in Sheelanagar and Convent junction has completed and will be open for traffic from the midnight of December 15. The National High Way Authority of India (NHAI) with the project costing Rs. 114 crores taken up the project under 'Development of Adequate Road Connectivity in Major Ports in India' programme. A special body Visakhapatnam Port Road Company Limited was formed to implement the project under construction, operation and maintenance. NHAI and Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) contributed an equity of 30 percent and remaining funds were mobilized though market borrowings.
NHAI Project Director K. Srinivasulu said that the project includes longest flyover in the state with a stretch of 4.9 km and also the largest improvement stretch of 4km. The total length of the project corridor is 12.5 km for which work commenced in June, 2002.
He said that the Tariff Authority for Major Port Trusts has approved an interim arrangement for levy of user fee by VPRCL which will be collected at two user fee plazas arranged near NHAI office and Y Junction. Car, Jeep and vans should pay Rs. 10 at main user fee plaza and Rs. 5 at secondary user fee plaza near the Y Junction. While two wheelers and three wheelers are exempted from the user fee. The rest of the vehicles have different user fee tariff. Annual revenue of Rs. 6.6 crores are expecting from the user fee plazas.
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