The project of four-laning of NH-716 from Kadapa to Chinna Orampadu has been approved with a budget of Rs 1,732.66 crore by Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Thursday.
Meanwhile, for the districts of YSR Kadapa and Annamayya in Andhra Pradesh this project is from Kadapa to Chinna Orampadu.
Taking to Twitter Gadkari tweeted, “The construction of the 4-Lane highway from Kadapa-Renigunta is part of Solapur-Chennai Economic Corridor and once the project is completed, it will lead to substantial gains in terms of vehicle operating Cost, reduced travel time and give momentum to the economic development along the surrounding areas of the stretch.”
Earlier on Thursday also Gadkari tweeted and said, “Substantially reducing the travel time between Kadapa and Renigunta, the highway would provide faster and safer connectivity to commuters. Reducing the traffic decongestion, the project will also give a boost to existing tourism and pilgrimage.”
Moreover, according to Census 2011, Chinna Orampadu is a large village with a total of 2,388 families residing located in Obulavaripalle Mandal of YSR district, Andhra Pradesh.
However, in South India, Kadapa is famous for its stone called “Kadapa stone” which is used to construct the building and for slabs.
Furthermore, 49,000 tonnes of confirmed uranium deposits are mined in Tummalapalle and are also being processed locally.