Transport Update

4,000-km AP highways to be maintained by private companies

June 2018
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has directed officials to delegate the task of maintaining state highways (SHs) to private agencies for a period of five years. Out of the total 53,403 km stretch of roads in Andhra Pradesh, SHs are laid in a total extent of 14,722 km. While the length of national highways is 6,401 km, district roads are on a stretch of 32,280 km. In the next five years, 4,000 km SHs will be maintained by private companies under the Long-Term Performance Based Maintenance Contract.d.