₹ 450-Cr worth of development work. be ready soon ‘

The Minister of Agriculture and the responsible district of Kurasala Kannababu said that development work in the city worth 3,000 crore will be prepared for the inauguration by March 2022, he said.

Mr. Kannababu, along with Tourism Minister Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao and YSRCP MP V. Vijaya Sai Reddy, held a review meeting to take stock of the various development work carried out in the city by the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) and the Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority (VMRDA) on Thursday in the city.

Mr. Kannababu told reporters that Prime Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy initiated a series of development work in the city after he came to power. With the exception of the beach corridor project, which has encountered technical problems, all other development work is proceeding quickly, he said.

The minister said that all parks in the city will be developed gradually.

“It has already been decided to renovate Mudasarlova Park into a world class park with all amenities, for which Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will sanction 100 crore at the request of Mr. Vijaya Sai Reddy. The officials were told to come up with proposals soon, ”he said.

The minister added that the city will have exclusive theme parks – a butterfly park and a freedom fighter park, which will be completed by next year.

“It was also decided to build convention centers for each zone of the city. Drafts have been drawn up for the centers that have all the necessary facilities. The country identification process will start shortly, ”he said.

The GVMC has developed two listed buildings – the town hall and the old town hall. “At the suggestion of Mr. Vijaya Sai Reddy, the historic buildings will be converted into museums,” he said.

“At the review meeting, we saw that there are around 1,100 open spaces in the city, many of which are unprotected. The government will protect the rooms and make sure they are not tampered with. The GVMC will also deal with the beautification of ponds in the city. Work related to flyovers in some locations has been reviewed. Issues related to BRTS road works were also discussed, ”said Mr Kannababu.

Mr. Vijaya Sai Reddy said the state government will ensure that all poor are provided with homes with the aim of turning Vizag into a slum-free city. He added that Vizag will be made General Manager very soon. Mr. Srinivasa Rao also attended the review meeting.

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