Shri Nitin Gadkari to lay Foundation Stone for widening of NH-16 between Icchapuram and Anakapalli in Andhra Pradesh The project will improve connectivity bewteen Chennai and Kolkata Will also launch projects to enhance connectivity of Vizag Port to NH 16
The NH projects for which foundation stone will be laid include capacity augmentation of the existing 4-lane, 13.47 km stretch of NH-16 from Icchapuram to Narasannapet at a cost of Rs 439 Crores, 6-laning of 54.20 km stretch of NH-16 from Narasannapet to Ranasthalam at a cost of Rs 1350 Crore, 6-laning of NH-16 from Ranasthalam to Anandapuram (Visakhapatnam) at a cost of Rs 1187.10 Crore and 6-laning of Anandapuram –Pendurthi – Anakapalli Section of NH-16 at a cost of Rs 2013 Crore. These projects will improve connectivity between Chennai and Kolkata, reduce travel time between the two cities and also lower traffic congestion in Vishakhapatnam city.
The Port Connectivity projects for which Shri Gadkari will lay the foundation stone include 12.7 km long 4-lane connectivity from NH-16 to Vishakhapatnam Port at a cost of Rs 549 Crores under Bharatmala and 0.85 km Grade Separator from H7 area to port connectivity road bypassing convent junction in Vizagat a cost of Rs 39.93 Crores
Shri Gadkari will also dedicate to the nation the 4.15 km 4-laning of balance connectivity road from Visakhapatnam Port to NH-16, executed at a cost of Rs 100 Crores