In order to mitigate the growing road traffic, the Andhra Pradesh government is planning to double the length of Visakhapatnam metro rail project. Earlier, the Visag metro rail project was proposed to be developed across three corridors.
Based on the anticipation of future stress points, Visakhapatnam metro rail project extension is the need of the hour. The state government is likely to go for retendering of Vizag metro rail project. In response to the earlier tenders, five shortlisted bidders had submitted their quotations in the first quarter of this year. And as per the predetermined schedule, the successful bidder should have been declared even before the general elections.
As per the old DPR (detailed project report), the project will have three corridors. These include Kommadi junction to Gajuwaka (30.8 km), Old Post Office junction to Gurudwara junction (5.25 km) and Thatichetlapalem to China Waltair (6.91 km).