Visakhapatnam as Headquarter new Railway Zone in Andhra Pradesh to be formed, which is pending since long time.
Work is under progress - Completion of 2 Corridors of Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS) roads - 17.8 KMs Simhachalam Corridor ( Simhachalam, Adavivaram, Hanumanthawaka, Venkojipalem, Maddilapalem to RTC complex) and 23.24 Kms Pendurthi Corridor (Pendurthy, Vepagunta, Gopalapatnam, NAD kotha road, Kancharapalem to RTC complex). More than 9 years after launching work, the city still awaits the completion of BRTS roads. BRTS - a non-starter in the city - Court cases on land acquisition delay corridors work.
BRTS road from Hanumanthawaka Jn to Maddilapalem Jn not yet commenced and also the BRTS road at RTC complex near Chaitanya College not yet connected to the Subway. Construction of footover bridges / subways in the main junctions of BRTS corridor of Simhachalam i.e. at Hanumanthawaka, Isakathota, Maddilapalem, Ramatalkies Junctions and at Gopalapatnam, Marripalem, Kancharapalem, Railway station junctions of Pendurthy corridor, are to be commenced at the earliest.
Completion of Vizag-Bheemili Beach Road 4 lane, which is supposed to be completed by Feb, 2017. 26 kms stretch Vizag - Bheemili beach road marine drive from Kailasagiri ropeway point to Bheemili beach, one of the longest beach front roads in India. Developing central median with greenery, landscaping, central LED lighting. Construction of footpaths, construction of sea viewpoints on the beachfront at selected places.
18.10.2017 : Chief Minister, Mr. Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation stone for Flyover at NAD Kotharoad Junction on 17.10.2017.
06.10.2017 : Government of Andhra Pradesh, Department of Municipal Administration and Urban Development has issued a G.O.RT.No. 699 Dt: 06.10.2017 regarding approving the tender for the NAD Kotha Road Flyover Project. Govt.of AP approve the tender for the work for Detailed Investigation, Survey, Design, Engineering and Construction of a Composite Level Grade Separators with Architectural Finishing, Aesthetics, Service Roads etc., at Naval Armament Depot (NAD) Junction in Visakhapatnam on the basis of Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) mode including DLP of 2 years, in favour of M/s. Vijay Nirman Company Private Limited with a tender contract value of Rs. 113 Cr. The Vice Chairman, VUDA shall take further necessary action to issue Letter of Acceptance (LOA) to the successful bidder i.e. M/s. Vijay Nirman Company Private Limited, Visakhapatnam. (Source: goir.ap.gov.in)
11.07.2017 : EPC bids invited for NAD flyover. Last date for making bids August 21, says VUDA Vice-Chairman. After a long lull, there has been some effort to pick up the threads on the proposed flyover at NAD Kotha Road. VUDA has invited bids for taking up the flyover work on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis. "The offer inviting bids has been put on the website on July 7 and August 21 is the last date for making the bids," VUDA Vice-Chairman P Basanth Kumar said.
24.01.2017 - NAD Kotha Road Flyover: VUDA invites Remarks/Suggestions for the proposed Flyover @ NAD Kotha Road. The Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA) invites REMARKS / SUGGESTIONS on the Preliminary Inception report prepared by the consultant for “Development of Flyover at NAD Junction, Visakhapatnam. The Preliminary Inception report is available in the VUDA website (www.vuda.gov.in). Interested public are requested to submit their REMARKS / SUGGESTIONS ( OR ) ALTERNATIVE PROPOSAL for the development of Flyover at NAD Junction, Visakhapatnam on or before 27.01.2017 to the Vice Chairman, VUDA, 9th Floor, Udyog Bhavan Complex, Siripuram Junction,Visakhapatnam-530 003,Mobile No: 9959500187. E-mail:email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org (Source: VUDA website).
13.01.2017 : Public opinion to be sought on NAD Kotha Road flyover design.
NAD Kotha Road Flyover - Several months after government announced taking up construction of a flyover at the NAD Kotha Road- one of the busiest junctions in the city- the design is yet to be finalised. To take into consideration all opinions and technical aspects, VUDA now intends to keep the design on its website. "In the next few days the design that has been discussed widely and presented to the Chief Minister will be placed on the website and public opinion will be invited," sources told. After the process of public consultation is completed, finally it will be placed before the Chief Minister again. Tenders are expected to be called after finalsing the design for the construction of flyover the need for which is felt for a long time now, say sources. With the highway running through the city connecting the industrial area and the populous Gajuwaka and the airport located past NAD and air traffic increasing multi-fold, the busy junction has been a bottleneck. The flyover is among several projects VUDA is tasked by the Chief Minister to take up raising funds. The estimated cost is Rs.150 crore.
Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA) inviting tenders for Consultancy Services for Preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) including Planning, Design, and Engineering along with Architectural finishings of 4-Lane Flyover at NAD junction in Vizag Smart City. Consultants have to submit their sealed Tenders on or before 17-02-2016 3.00 PM. 01.06.2016 : 2 designs ready for NAD Kotha Road Flyover in Vizag Smart City. 1st design would cost Rs. 120 cr and the other Rs. 200 cr. The Consultant prepared two concept plans / designs. The final plan will be finalized within 2 months and the tenders are expected to be called in the next 6 months. The existing 4-road junction at NAD, which is an intersection of NH-16 and arterial road of Marripalem - Pendurthi, has been experiencing a lot of moment of vehicular traffic. The Junction is experiencing a lot of traffic jams with the rise in city traffic and it is estimated that Passenger Car Units (PCU) at the junction are almost reaching 10000.
05.10.2017: Progress in acquisition of land for Six laning of Anandapuram-Pendurthi-Anakapalli section of NH-16 along with four lane connectivity of the Visakhapatnam Port Road at Sheelanagar from Sabbavaram - Total design length 63.48 Km. Special Deputy Collector, Mr. A. Subba Raju said around 300.02 hectares of land procured from farmers for the project and the Government will try to pay the compensation to the farmers by November, 2017. The Central Government has sanctioned Rs.600 cr for land acquisition and Rs. 2400 cr for expansion of roads.
13.09.2017: Anandapuram to Anakapalli - 6 lane road. R&B Minister, Mr. Ch. Ayyanna Patrudu should take the initiative to speed up the land acquisition process of proposed Anandapuram to Anakapalli six lane road approximately 51 kms - NH-16 bypass Vizag City and NHAI should start the construction at the earliest. Widening the existing Anandapuram - Anakapalli road is supposed to be commenced in July 2017, but still the land acquisition is under process. Once the road is widened, vehicles plying from Srikakulam to Rajahmundry can be diverted at Anandapuram to reach Anakapalli without passing through the city. Likewise, vehicles from Rajahmundry can be diverted from Anakapali to Anandapuram where the original Chennai-Kolkata highway connects.
01.03.2017: The long-pending project of widening the Anakapalli-Anandapuram road is likely to commence in July this year with the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) speeding up the land acquisition process. The existing double road will have certain portions developed into four-lane stretches while some portions will be developed into six-lane stretches to ease traffic woes faced by the people. Apart from the 50.6 km Anandapuram-Anakapalli highway, the NHAI has also taken up the widening project of the 13.6 km Sabbavaram-Sheelanagar port connectivity highway. Both the projects would cost Rs 3,000 crore including Rs 700 crore for land acquisition, sources said.
Once the road is widened, vehicles plying from Srikakulam to Rajahmundry can be diverted at Anandapuram to reach Anakapalli without passing through the city. Likewise, vehicles from Rajahmundry can be diverted from Anakapali to Anandapuram where the original Chennai-Kolkata highway connects.
31.10.2016: Bids have been invited for Anandapuram-Ankapalle highway that has been on the cards for a long time now. The National Highways Authority of India has called for the bids on October 17 and December 1 is the last date for receipt. The Anakapalle-Sabbavaram-Pendurti road will be a six-lane road and the Sheelanagar-Sabbavaram four-lane is also a part of it. The two roads together come to a total of 63.48 km and the estimated cost is Rs.2,393 crore, according to NHAI officials.
21.10.2016 : Minister for Transport, Roads and Buildings Mr. Sidda Raghava Rao said that bids were invited for the Anandapuram-Anakapalle highway of 65 km, while inaugurating a seminar on “Urban Transport Corridors” here on Friday, he also said a smart city needed a transport system that was easy, convenient, accessible with low carbon footprint.
23.08.2016 : Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Mr. Nitin Gadkari said that the demand of port to link proposed Anandapuram to Anakapally 6 lane NH-16 by pass road to Port Connectivity Road at Sheelanagar from Sabbavaram would be considered at an estimated cost of Rs.500 crore.
The Anandapuram-Anakapalli state highway will be converted into a six-lane national highway bypass from Anandapuram to Anakapalli via Sabbavaram at an estimated cost of Rs. 1000 crore, for which a detailed project report (DPR) will be prepared. The 48-km stretch will be able to divert the traffic from the congested City NH-16 road.
Completion of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for Anandapuram - Anakapalli Six Lane National Highway and call for tenders.
The Anandapuram-Anakapalli state highway will be converted into a six-lane national highway at an estimated cost of Rs 500 crore, for which a detailed project report (DPR) will be prepared. The 48-km stretch will be able to divert the traffic from the congested NH-16 from Anandapuram to Anakapalli via Sabbavaram.
12.01.2018: Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation Limited (A Government of Andhra Pradesh Undertaking) has extended the last date for submission of EOI/RFQ for the development of Visakhapatnam Metro Rail (VMR) Project under Innovative PPP model. The revised date is 27th February, 2018 - 15:00 hrs. (Amendment no.3 date: 10.01.2018 - for more details visit AMRC website amrc.co.in).
17.11.2017: Progress of Visakhapatnam Metro Rail Project: Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation Limited (A Government of Andhra Pradesh Undertaking) has extended the last date for submission of RFQ for VMR Project. The revised date is 25th January, 2018 - 15:00 hrs. (Amendment no.2 date: 14th November, 2017 - for changes in the other clauses visit AMRC website amrc.co.in).
13.10.2017 : Visakhapatnam Metro Rail Project : Pre bid meeting for development of VMRP on an innovative PPP model held on 12th October, 2017 at Visakhapatnam. The Pre-bid meeting was attended by major private developers, manufacturers, investment companies such as Adani, Afcons, L&T, Tata Realty, IL&FS Rail, Essel Infrastructure, Siemens, Alstom, Hyundai, Mitsui, Prasarana group, Ansaldo, Bancor-Investments and others showed keen interest to participate in the project based on the innovative PPP model. Based on the requests made by the private developers, it has been decided to extend the date for submission of pre-bid queries. Extension of date of receipt of revised / additional pre bid queries - Date : 23rd Oct,2017 - Time : 5:30 pm. (Data Source: Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation website - amrc.co.in)
09.09.2017: Progress of Visakhapatnam Metro Rail System: AMARAVATI METRO RAIL CORPORATION LIMITED (A GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH UNDERTAKING) invites Expression of Interest (EOI) cum Request for Qualification (RFQ) on 07.09.2017.
16.06.2017: Breaking News on Visakhapatnam Metro Rail Project. Govt.of Andhra Pradesh has issued a Notification vide G.O.Ms.No. 231 Dt: 16.06.2017 specifying the following areas, covered by the GVMC, Visakhapatnam and its contiguous areas to be the Metropolitan area of Visakhapatnam for construction of Metro Rail Project. (Source: AP Govt website ap.gov.in)
20.05.2017: Visakhapatnam Metro Rail Project is progressing at a snails pace. The detailed project report on the three Metro corridors, with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation as consultants, was prepared and submitted to the State government in August 2015 and approved by the AP State Cabinet during Nov, 2015. It is still under appraisal of the Union government.
21.10.2016: Urban Mass Transit Co.Ltd (UMTCL) is appointed as a Consultant for VIZAG METRO RAIL PROJECT for preparation of Comprehensive Mobility Plan, with a consultancy charges of Rs. 50 lakhs. Urban and Municipal Administration Chief Secretary, Mr. Karikala Valavan has been issued orders in this regard.
12.08.2016: Rs. 13,488-cr. Vizag Metro to be unique PPP - Schedule Bidding for EOI: In two months, Selecting developer: 6 to 8 months, Civil works and rolling stock: In 30 months, Completion of project: 3 to 4 years The proposed Visakhapatnam Metro Rail Project will be a unique one in the Public Private Partnership (PPP). The idea is to make the project more sustainable for the developer and affordable for the public, according to Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation (AMRC) MD NP. Ramakrishna Reddy. "The State government will be contributing to 20 per cent of the Rs.13,488 crore in the form of government land which is abundantly available in Visakhapatnam. Another 20 per cent of the cost will come from the Central government. The rest of the burden will be borne by the private developer," Mr. Ramakrishna Reddy told The Hindu .
28.07.2016: Central & State Governments have decided to construct the Vizag Metro Rail Project under PPP basis. Hopefully, the first phase corridor from Kommadi to Gajuwaka should alteast commence by early next year. Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation MD, Mr. Ramakrishna Reddy, who is also looking after the Vizag Metro Rail project works, visited the Metro Rail project corridors in the City along with the officials of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, also met the District Collector, Mr. Pravin Kumar regarding land acquisition for metro project. Revised project cost is Rs. 13,488 crores, out of this 20% sanctioned by Central Govt as grant, 20% state government's share and the balance 60% from private companies.
State Govt.of Andhra Pradesh had submitted the Detailed Project Rerport (DPR) for Vizag Metro Rail Project prepared by DMRC, to the Union Govt. The Union Cabinet has to approve the project and also to be decided which organisation would be funding the project.
State Govt.of AP has sent a proposal to the Central Govt for their approval to obtain a loan of Rs. 6,371 crores from Japan International Cooperative Agency (JICA) and also Union Urban Development Ministry's approval for the Metro Project and form a special purpose vehicle to start the Metro Work.
Total estimated cost of the Vizag Metro Rail Project is Rs. 13,488 crores.Total Corridors - 3. Total Kms - 42.55
Metro Rail Project get Govt.of AP's Cabinet Nod on 16.11.2015.
Vizag Smart City Metro Rail Project gets Govt. of Andhra Pradesh Cabinet nod. The project works, which will be started in the early 2016, are expected to be completed the first phase (Madhurawada to Gajuwaka corridor) by end Dec,2018 and the remaining two corridors (Thatichetlapalem to Old Post Office via Railway Station, Gurudwara to Park Hotel) by end 2020.
According to sources, it would take atleast another 3-4 months for the DPR to get the Union Urban Development Ministry's nod and form a special purpose vehicle to entrust the responsibility of Metro Work.
Detailed Project Report (DPR) submitted by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for Metro Rail Project on 12.09.2015.
Metro Rail Detailed Project Report (DPR) submitted by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Chief Mr. Sreedharan to the Chief Minister, Mr. Chandrababu Naidu on 12.09.2015 and the Chief Minister accepted the DPR as it is and announced that the project will be constructed by DMRC. 49% of the funds will be arranged by Central & State Govts and the balance 51% funds will be sourced as loan from International organisations.
Expansion of existing Terminal Building.
Expansion of existing runway - Existing runway is 10030 ft and they want to expand another 300 ft.
Construction of 3 more Aerobridges.
17.05.2017: Railway works to be delayed. Proposal submission time for vizag railway station re-development project extended. The redevelopment of vizag railway station might get delayed as the last date of submission of technical proposal has been extended from May 24 to June 26.
11.05.2017: As a part of Railway Station Development Project introduced by the Indian Railways, the Visakhapatnam Railway Station will be upgraded with two additional platforms coming up on the Gnanapuram side for which action plan is in progress.
09.02.2017: Railways plan to lease out vacant land to redevelop Visakhapatnam station. Nearly 19,000 square metres of vacant land available with the Visakhapatnam railway station will be commercially exploited to give a facelift to the premier station. The estimated project cost is Rs 200 crore.
This was officially announced on Wednesday at the launching of phase-1 of railway station redevelopment programme by the Union railway ministry. Railway minister Suresh Prabhu formally announced it through a video-conference with the heads of select railway stations including Vizag from New Delhi in the presence of the media. We initially selected about 400 stations across the country including Vizag for redevelopment. In the first phase, we will redevelop 23 major railway stations.
While talking about Vizag station, Waltair divisional railway manager Chandralekha Mukherjee said the 19,000 square metres of vacant land comprises two parcels. One is 15,400 square meters and second one is 3,600 square metres. The available land is encroachment free and land titles are available with the railways. The revenue generated from commercial exploitation of the vacant land will be used to develop the Vizag station into a world-class one. The surplus generated will be used to fund modernisation of satellite railway stations. Railways will not require additional funding for development of the station, Mukherjee said. The invitation document was issued on February 8 and the last date of submission is May 24.
12.02.2018 : Wagon overhauling workshop in city to be completed by Dec 2019. The much-anticipated wagon periodical overhauling (WPO) workshop of Indian Railways in Visakhapatnam is scheduled to be completed by December 2019. The railway ministry has granted Rs 150 crore for the project in the 2018-19 railway budget. MS Mathur, divisional railway manager, Waltair railway division of East Coast Railway Zone, told TOI: "The work order has already been given and construction is on. The project is scheduled to be completed by December 2019. It is a prestigious project of Waltair division." (source: The Times of India e-paper vizag city dt: 12.02.2018)
08.02.2018: The Wagon POH at Vadlapudi in Visakhapatnam city has been granted Rs. 150 crore in the budget 2018-19.
02.01.2018: Waltair Divisional Railway Manager, Mr. Mathur said the foundation stone for construction of a Wagon POH workshop at Vadlapudi, located in GVMC limits, was already laid. The contract was awarded and the work has already begun and is scheduled for completion in mid-2019.
16.06.2017: The foundation stone for the Wagon Periodical Overhauling workshop at Vadlapudi in Vizag Smart City was laid by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu and Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu along with rail infra development works, through video link from Vijayawada on Thursday (15.06.2017).
Construction of the wagon periodical overhauling (WPO) workshop at Vadlapudi under Waltair division of East Coast Railway is likely to start in the next fiscal as the Union railway budget sanctioned 80 crore to the project. The project is expected to be completed by 2020. At present, Andhra Pradesh has one such workshop at Vijayawada. Vizag's will be second and first modern workshop with advanced facilities in the state. The Railway Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), which was entrusted with the task of developing the project, had completed its ground survey and preparation of the detailed project report (DPR). The DPR has been approved by the Railway Board and subsequently, the railway ministry gave its nod to start construction within the next few months, railway sources said.
"The massive budget allocation to WPO in the new fiscal is a good sign. We will take up construction of the workshop on a prioritised basis," ECoR divisional railway manager Chandralekha Mukherjee told.The project was sanctioned in 2015-16 at a cost of 213.97 crore. The ministry sanctioned 30 crore in the same budget to begin the works. However, work got delayed due to many reasons and has now resumed with the sanction of 80 crore in the new budget.
Initially, ECoR was in-charge of the project, which was later handed over to the Workshop Projects Organisation in Patna. Now, the Railway Board has handed it over to RVNL."The WPO is a major project of the railways. It will be a boon to Vizag, which is going to be developed as a smart city. The workshop can attend to generation, repair and maintenance of wagons of passenger trains, goods and oil tankers. Modern facilities will be added to the workshop," a senior railway official said. Initially, ECoR was in-charge of the project, which was later handed over to the Workshop Projects Organisation in Patna. Now, the Railway Board has given it to RVNL.
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