Good news for Vizagites. The Hudhud-battered Vizag, which is yet to be recovered from the swathe of destruction caused due to the natural calamity, is all set to have three overhead corridors for its Metro Rail Project in the city. It’s common knowledge by now that Vizag is going to get a Metro Rail Project. While the initial plan is to build it in one overhead corridor project in about 25 Km in first phase, the latest plan is to make it 3 overhead projects at a stretch of 40 km.
Metro guru and Ex- MD of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) E. Sreedharan hinted the same. However, other officials of civic body who also visited Vizag for two-days on Tuesday and Wednesday are silent on the latest developments.
The GVMC had planned four corridors earlier and they are- Maddilapalem NH to NAD Junction for 10 km, Railway Station to Gajuwaka via Scindia for 14.73 km, Tagarapuvalasa NH to Hanumanthuwaka via Gajuwaka for 14 km, and NH at NAD junction to Gajuwaka for 8.5 km. But according to media reports, the new corridors are different from the corridors proposed by the GVMC (Greater Vizag Municipal Corporation) and the team found alternative high-ridership corridors keeping in view of economy measures and just connecting the existing transport facilities such as RTC Complex and Railway Station.The potential new corridors are expected to be- Maddilapalem to Gajuwaka or Kurmanapalem via Dondaparthi, Akkayapalem, Malkapuram and RTC Complex to Old City via Post Office, Jagadamba Junction.