AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday told officials that water would be filtered at Polavaram and distributed to Visakhapatnam. He also sought details on proposals for the metro rail master plan for Visakhapatnam.
In a review meeting held here on Tuesday, the Chief Minister reviewed on transport, drinking water, development of roads and tourism projects for Visakhapatnam.
Pointing out to a problem, officials said that around 40 per cent of water from canals goes to waste and said that water should be supplied through the pipeline as a part of the water grid. The CM asked them to prepare a proposal to meet the requirement of drinking water facilities at Payakaraopeta, Yalamanchili, Narsipatnam and Anakapalli areas.
He also suggested officials use desalination water for industries and mentioned that Israel was using desalination water for industrial purposes. He said that it costs 57 cents for 1,000 litres which means 4 paise for one litre.
The CM also discussed measures to be taken to prevent pollution and groundwater contamination due to the dumping of waste materials from the past few years and decided for bio-mining process in the Kapuluppada dumping yard. Subsequently, bio-mining should be introduced in all the dumping yards to prevent pollution.
On the condition of roads, the CM ordered to repair all the roads in Visakhapatnam and officials intimated him that they are drafting a plan for the same.
The Chief Minister directed officials for setting up underground drainage in city limits and also suggested few architectural changes for Integrated Museum at Beach Road.
The officials explained about Submarine Museum, the food court, and Planetarium at Kailasagiri and the CM also directed to start the work soon.
Officials briefed CM YS Jagan on metro rail master plan proposals; 10 corridors would be constructed in 10 phases with a total length of 140.13 kilometres, and the first phase covers 46.40 km, steel plant to Kommadi covers 34.23 km, Gurudwara to Old Post office covers 5.26 km, Tadichetlapalem to RK Beach covers 6.91 km. It is proposed that the project should be completed between 2020-24.
Visakhapatnam District Collector Vinay Chand, AMRC MD NP Ramakrishna Reddy, Visakhapatnam Municipal Commissioner Srujana and VMRDA Vice-Chairman Koteshwar Rao were also present at the review meeting.