Ramachandru Tejavath, Special Representative of Telangana State in New Delhi, called on Vijay Chibbar, Secretary Transport, Highways and Shipping, Government of India, on Tuesday at his office in Transport Bhavan.
He submitted a memorandum requesting the Government of India to consider conversion of State Highways to National Highways (6 roads totalling 1015 KM), 2-Lane to 4-Lane, extension of NH and new highways connecting religious and tourist destinations (2-Lane roads of 557 KM). The Secretary assured to get the matter examined and called for an internal review meeting in the afternoon.
During the discussion, it is learnt, that under district connectivity program two districts of Telangana – Karimnagar and Khammam have been covered. Preparation of Detailed Project Report, for these two projects, needs to be expedited. Further, there is good scope to get new roads constructed under connectivity for world heritage, tourist and religious sites program as there are very good religious and tourist destinations in Telangana, Tejavath said. (INN)