Elevated expressway works recommenced: Bhumana Karunakar Reddy

Elevated expressway works recommenced: Bhumana Karunakar ReddyCity MLA Bhumana Karunakar Reddy breaking the coconut marking the recommencement of Garuda Varadhi works at Lakshmipuram Circle in Tirupati on Saturday. TUDA Chairman Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy is also seen
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Tirupati MLA Bhumana Karunakar Reddy has recommenced works by breaking a coconut here on Saturday.

Tirupati: The State government gave a nod for recommencement of 6.7-km long elevated expressway works. Tirupati MLA Bhumana Karunakar Reddy has recommenced works by breaking a coconut here on Saturday.

It may be noted here that the YSRCP government, two months ago, had imposed ban on all ongoing contract works across the State including Garuda Varadhi. The Tirupati MLA impressed upon the government to allow the resumption of works in the interest of pilgrims and city residents.

On the request of the Municipal Corporation of Tirupati (MCT) Commissioner PS Girisha and MLA, the government appointed a 3-member expert committee to probe if any irregularities in the ongoing expressway works took place.

The previous government gave permission for Garuda Varadhi works after TTD and MCT entered into an agreement to bear the total cost of Rs 684 crore. Based on the recommendation of expert panel, the government agreed for recommencement of works.

City MLA and TUDA Chairman Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy have recommenced the Garuda Varadhi works at Lakshmipuram Circle here and switched on the pillar digging machine. Civic body chief PS Girisha, YSRCP youth wing leader Bhumana Abhinay Reddy and other local leaders were present.

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