Union Minister for Road & Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari announced the widening of existing 2-lane road from Hyderabad to Bhupalapatam. The part of NH-163 highway located in the Mulugu district of Telangana would cost a whopping Rs 136.22 crore.
The minister claims that this stretch connects the major tourist places like Laknavaram Lakh & Bogotha Waterfalls. The development of this path would also improve interstate connectivity between Telangana & Chhattisgarh.
Gadkari said Rehabilitation and Upgradation to 2/4 lane with paved shoulders on NH-167K including the approaches of Iconic Bridge across river Krishna in Nagarkurnool district in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh has been approved at the total cost of Rs. 436.91 Crore on EPC mode. He said the NH-167K would reduce the distance between Hyderabad/Kalwakurthy & important destinations like Tirupati, Nandyala/Chennai by about 80 Km as the traffic presently following NH-44 will take to NH-167K after completion. He also said Nandyala is an important trading center for agricultural products & forest products as it is nearer to Nallamala Forest. The sanctioned Iconic Bridge at Kollapur would be the Gateway for both the States and helps promote tourism, he added.