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Andhra approves Ramayapatnam port DPR for Phase-I work
01 Jul 2020
The Andhra Pradesh Government has approved a detailed project report (DPR) for the Ramayapatnam Port in Prakasam district, paving the way to take up the first phase of the work at a cost of Rs.37.36 bn and a completion period of 36 months. The state government will provide Rs.1 bn for land acquisition.
The DPR was prepared by infrastructure consultancy and engineering company RITES. The port is expected to handle granite and tobacco exports from Prakasam and neighbouring Guntur districts respectively.Currently, the two industries are dependent on Krishnapatnam and Chennai ports. The previous TDP government had allottied 2,500 acre for the project, but work stopped due to elections in 2019.
Contact: Nilam Sawhney, Chief Secretary, Government of Andhra Pardesh.
Address: Building #1, 1st Floor, Interim Government Complex, AP Secretariat, Velagapudi, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.