Jagan reviews airport, seaport, fishing harbour works in state

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday chaired a review meeting on airports, seaports, and fishing harbours.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  20 Jan 2022 3:03 PM GMT
Jagan reviews airport, seaport, fishing harbour works in state

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday chaired a review meeting on airports, seaports, and fishing harbours.

The officials notified the Chief Minister of the progress of construction works of new ports and airports in the state. Discussing the seaports, Jagan directed officials to prioritize the construction of the three Greenfield ports in the state - Ramayapatnam, Machilipatnam, and Bhavanapadu ports.

Of the nine fishing harbours, in the first phase, a total of four ports are in the early stages of construction and are expected to be completed by October 2022. Initial construction has commenced for the fishing harbours located in Uppada (East Godavari), Nizampatnam (Guntur), Machilipatnam (Krishna), and Juvvaladinne (Nellore) districts. In the second phase, the construction of five harbours will be completed within the stipulated time frame and their respective tenders will be finalized soon as well. Phase 2 fishing harbours will be constructed in Budagatlapalem (Srikakulam), Pudimadaka (Visakhapatnam), Biyyaputhippa (West Godavari), Port (Prakasam), Kottapatnam (Prakasam) districts.

Discussing the aviation ecosystem in the state, the Chief Minister instructed officials to plan the construction of new airports keeping in mind that every district should have one airport and each airport should be of standard size to support the commute and landing of small and large aircraft. Officials were directed to focus on supplying and creating the necessary infrastructure to support the airports. They were also instructed to focus on the expansion and development of the six functioning airports in the state and to expedite the ongoing construction of the Bhogapuram airport at Vizianagaram and Dagadarti airport at Nellore district.

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