Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation is a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) incorporated on 29-10- 2015 for the implementation of the Vijayawada Metro Rail project. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has prepared the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Vijayawada Metro Rail Project.The metro is planned to run across two corridors with a total length of 26.03 Kms with 24 Stations including 1 interchange station. The total completion cost is expected to be around Rs. 6769 Crores, with construction period of 3-4 years.
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Nara Chandrababu Naidu, has a vision of making Vijayawada a world-class city. Vijayawada Metro Rail will become a landmark project, set to transform the city’s transportation system.With the advent of metro system the city is expected to embark on a journey which will reduce the traffic vows of the citizens, provide better accessibility, reduce pollution and increase the quality of public transport system as a whole.
Vijayawada, earlier known as Bezwada during British days, is the second largest city of the newly formed Andhra Pradesh state. It is located on the banks of Krishna River about 120 Kms. up-stream of the point where the river joins Bay of Bengal. Vijayawada is located at 16.52 0 North Latitude, 80.62 0 East Longitude and the average elevation of the land of the city is about 23 Metres above sea level. Landscape of Vijayawada is marked by undulated small to medium sized hills with extensive plain lands between them. River Krishna, the second largest river of the State runs on the Southern side of the city. The famous Kanaka Durga Temple Hill is an ancient and prominent landmark for the city.
The city is also known for the “Prakasam Barrage” stretches 1223.5 m across the Krishna River connecting Krishna and Guntur districts. The idea of constructing a dam across the river Krishna dates back to 1798. It began in the hands of captain Buckle and was revised in 1839 and 1841 by captain Best and captain Lake. After the endorsement of Major Cotton, the board of Directors of East India Company approved it on 5 January 1850. The dam was started in 1852 and completed in 1855. Later, the State Government constructed a bridge that was named after Tanguturi Prakasam, the first Chief Minister of Andhra and completed in 1957. This barrage also supplies water to Buckingham canal which was constructed as inland navigation canal initially but later used as irrigation water supply canal. One of the first major irrigation projects of South India, the Prakasam Barrage in Vijayawada was completely successful in its mission.
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R. Karikal Valaven, IAS
Prl. Secy. to Govt. MA&UD Chairman AMRC
Managing Director AMRC
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